July 2017 – Enhance your LinkedIn profile with a background/cover image

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Enhance your LinkedIn profile with a background/cover image July 2017 Enhance Your Background / Cover Image on LinkedIn (LI) Maybe you have already uploaded a background image? Or maybe you are using the default image provided by LI (think generic blue with random shapes). Either way, this change affects the top of everyone’s profile (the background / cover image is … Read More

June 2017 – Building recommendations on LinkedIn

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Building recommendations on LinkedIn June 2017 Get More Recommendations on Your LinkedIn Profile Recommendations are important because they give objective proof of your skills and abilities. You should have at least three, at a minimum (preferably not all tied to one job). Keep in mind that all recommendations are sent through the LinkedIn system and must come from the sender’s … Read More

May 2017 – Why working moms should be on LinkedIn throughout their career

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Why working moms should be on LinkedIn throughout their career May 2017 Working moms should be on LinkedIn! Managing your career while also being a mother might make things more complicated, but it doesn’t mean you should skip being on LinkedIn. Mid-career mothers should get on LinkedIn and maintain a presence. You can “hide” your profile for periods of time … Read More

March 2017 – Improving your profile picture

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Improving your profile picture March 2017 Improve Your LinkedIn Profile Picture:   You don’t have to hire a professional photographer for a LinkedIn profile picture; however, make sure you ask someone who is capable of taking a good shot. Selfies have no place here. Below are three tips to help ensure a good profile picture. The picture should show YOU.   This … Read More

December 2016 – How to control setting telling recruiters you’re open to opportunities

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How to control setting telling recruiters you’re open to opportunities December 2016 If you haven’t heard, there is a new feature on LinkedIn that allows account users to indicate they are interested in opportunities from recruiters. If you click on the Jobs tab (main menu) and then click on the Preferences tab, you’ll see the image below. You can adjust … Read More

October 2016 – How to get a vanity URL on LinkedIn

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How to get a vanity URL on LinkedIn October 2016 Personalize the URL for your LinkedIn profile page! In case you didn’t know, the URL is the web address that lands someone onto your LinkedIn profile page. For example, my LinkedIn URL is: http://www.linkedin.com/in/paulabrandcareers. In terms of being found online, the best customization results from using your name. However, that may … Read More

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