With LinkedIn constantly changing the user interface it can be very frustrating to find where things are. Please watch the video below to locate the tags you’ve created for your contacts.

While I find that 95% of the LinkedIn groups are a waste of time, there is a 5% of those groups that is a goldmine! To better increase the chances of finding the 5%, you’ll need to learn how to start eliminating groups from consideration. One of the ways to do that is using a “keyword search.” The video below shows you how to do this.

A recent article talks about how LinkedIn can hurt your job search if you’re not careful. Specifically the author writes about turning off the notifications that get sent to your network when you update your profile. Click here to read the full article.

The video below shows you how to turn off your activity feed while you’re making changes to your profile.

It used to be that your positions on LinkedIn were automatically arranged based on recency – the more recent position would be listed first. This was a major issue for people who have more than one current position in their profiles. Fortunately LinkedIn has now made it so that YOU are the one that selects the order in which the positions appear. Below is a video that shows you how to re-arrange your multiple LinkedIn positions to show in the order you prefer:

Send a message to multiple LinkedIn connections

by admin on November 25, 2013

If you’re a longtime LinkedIn user you might remember when you used to be able to send a message to 200 connections at once. Those days are long gone. Nowadays that limit is down to 50 connections. Please watch the video below to see the various ways you can send messages to your LinkedIn connections.

Close your duplicate LinkedIn account(s).

by admin on November 10, 2013

Many people have more than one LinkedIn account. Having multiple profiles on LinkedIn presents a double problem for you. The first one is that it is against LinkedIn’s Terms of Service (TOS) and it could result in LinkedIn closing all of your accounts. The second problem is that by having multiple profiles, you are creating confusion for the people who may want to connect with you.

Remember that there are only two reasons to be on LinkedIn:

a) To find (others)

b) To be found (by others)

Creating confusion creates unnecessary friction for people connecting with you. Watch the short video below on how to close your duplicate LinkedIn account(s).

In this video I show you how to export your LinkedIn connections. Why do you want to do this? In one word: Insurance. By exporting your connections outside of LinkedIn, you are insuring yourself against something happening with LinkedIn. After all, they could go out of business tomorrow. Or they could suspend your account.

Your connections are a very valuable asset. You have worked hard to build your network and develop relationships. This is one step to protect your investment. I recommend you take this step frequently.

If you’re making a lot of changes to your LinkedIn profile you may hold off notifying your network until their all complete. Please watch the short video below on how to do this.

This is an update to a post I made a few years ago with the old LinkedIn interface. There are several reasons why you want to add a 2nd email address to your LinkedIn profile. Please watch the short video that tells you why you want to do it and how to do it.

How to ask for LinkedIn recommendations

by admin on September 19, 2013

LinkedIn has made it very difficult to find the link that allows you to ask people to recommend you. I guess all their efforts are on highlighting the Endorsements feature and hiding the Recommendations. Below is a short video that shows you how to find the Recommendations link to ask your connections to recommend you.