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A Time Sensitive Guide To LinkedIn Settings

Life used to be so much simpler on LinkedIn. Settings in particular have become so byzantine, complex and confusing, I decided to write this easy to follow guide to explain, simplify and show you specifically what to focus on, if you only had minutes to spare....
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MAXIMUM LinkedIn Character Counts & Limits for 2018!

When you type text anywhere on LinkedIn, you’ll hit a limit and LinkedIn will let you know how many characters you exceeded the limit by. Clearly, knowing in advance exactly how many characters you can squeeze into any text field on LinkedIn is going to save you a lot...
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The Unofficial LinkedIn FAQ: 50 Answers By Andy Foote

If I had a dollar….my clients have asked a lot of the same questions over the years and I’ve been dying to write an unofficial FAQ type post to address these common questions in one swoop. Took me a while to put this 5,000 word guide together, if you find it useful,...
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18 Enormously Useful LinkedIn Hacks (2017)

Got LinkedIn hacks? I wanted to know how resourceful folks are making the most of LinkedIn and bending the rules these days so I asked them via a recent LinkedIn update and here are some of the hacks they kindly shared. I’ve included some of my fave hacks too. Sharing...
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3 Stunningly Good LinkedIn FAKE Profiles

  Are fake profiles on LinkedIn becoming a thing? Is it just me or are there more faux profiles on LinkedIn than ever before? In the last week, of the 17 connection requests I’ve received, 2 have been fake, from people trying to be something they’re not. How many...
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What LinkedIn’s SSI (Social Selling Index) REALLY Measures

TL:DR SSI tries to link certain LinkedIn activity with effective sales strategy, promotes aggressive LinkedIn behavior, network expansion and Sales Navigator subscription (obviously). BACKGROUND A survey gave birth to SSI: “LinkedIn created the Social Selling Index...
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The biggest lie on LinkedIn is that you're not supposed to connect with people you don't know.   "We recommend that you only send invitations to people you know well and trust." LinkedIn Help Center, 4/17/2013.   LinkedIn's business model feeds on discovery...
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Recruiters have one simple aim: to reject you. Think about it. They have a sea of candidates to choose from and limited time in which to do it. Finding the best candidate boils down to 2 processes: search then reject. They want a strong shortlist and though the basic...
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3 Stunningly Good LinkedIn Profile SUMMARIES

Your LinkedIn Summary is the most important white space on your entire LinkedIn Profile. What you choose to write here can make the difference between professional success or stagnation. I found 3 great examples which demonstrate the art of writing a powerful Summary....
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The Truth About LinkedIn Endorsements.

LinkedIn have recently made a very smart and strategic move towards making the LinkedIn platform more relevant, engaging and "sticky". The LinkedIn Endorsement, is the flagship feature of a strategy that has already proven to be highly effective. With many SNS (Social...
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