Posts Tagged LinkedIn

Social networks at work – yes or no?

At many workplaces, debate rages over whether to allow Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and the other usual suspects into the office. This debate can happen regardless of whether access has been granted or not. The InfoSec Institute shared an article with me that explains the good and bad

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Securing your LinkedIn account

Over the past year or so, well-publicized hacks into email services and social networks have prompted me to change several passwords. Of particular concern is all the spam I get from Yahoo addresses. The problem has died off, but several months ago I must have sent an

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My interview on BlogTalk Radio – Getting Started on LinkedIn

Back on April 29, 2013, Cindy Stradling interviewed me on BlogTalk Radio. Stradling heads Athena Training and Consulting, a group of professionals who provide training, coaching and consulting services to all sorts of businesses. We spoke about the basics of LinkedIn, dwelling on how to get started

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A cleaner, simpler feel in the new look Office

Microsoft packaged new goodies in the latest version of its Office suite of productivity software, but this time you might notice the package more than the goodies. The programs — Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook et al — are all still there, but they look a lot less

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Check your LinkedIn profile summary

Want to expand your network on LinkedIn more quickly? Make it easier for people to spot you as a person they may know.

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Stay up to date using LinkedIn

Your home page contains several news feeds you can use to keep up to date on people in your network, as well as what they’re discussing. Use these feeds to participate in the discussions you find interesting, to start your own discussions and to get in touch

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Share news on LinkedIn

While your activity within LinkedIn appears in the Updates section of your contacts’ LinkedIn home pages, you can add to current conversations, comment on their activity, and even post some topics of your own. Using these features is similar to speaking with people at a networking event.

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LinkedIn endorsements

In September 2012, LinkedIn introduced Endorsements. Once you add Skills to your profile, your first-level contacts can endorse you for those skills by clicking an icon.

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Supplement your LinkedIn profile

When you created your LinkedIn profile, you added the information LinkedIn considers part of a complete profile. LinkedIn also lets you add information about things like causes you support and volunteer activity as well. This information can help attract attention from other LinkedIn members looking for people

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Join LinkedIn groups

Networking often leads to serendipitous outcomes, but meeting people who share interests can make networking more effective. That’s why people join groups in LinkedIn. By joining groups, you can do things like: learn about others with similar interests. find out what they’re talking about in group forums.

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