• “A LinkedIn Profile is Necessary to Be Considered as a Potential Candidate”

    That is not what we say at Networking Coach (although it also applies), but at Deloitte in the Netherlands. This quote is one of the many interesting things I heard from Roos Van Vugt, former manager e-recruitment Deloitte Netherlands, in her presentation at a LinkedIn breakfast session in Amsterdam a while ago. For Deloitte it […]

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  • Mini LinkedIn Workshop

    For everybody who wants a jumpstart in getting results with LinkedIn, we have developed a mini LinkedIn workshop. This short training is made available for free via SlideShare:   How to REALLY use LinkedIn in 10 slides – Mini LinkedIn Workshop (Training) from Jan Vermeiren     To your success ! Jan and Bert PS: […]

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  • What’s the use of LinkedIn’s Company Follow feature?

    That’s a question we asked ourselves the first time we heard about it. But then at closer investigation, it became clear. When you follow a Company on LinkedIn, you can be notified when: – Employees join, leave or are promoted – There are new job opportunities – the Company Profile has been changed   When […]

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  • Why does LinkedIn tell me there is a website in my invitation while there isn’t any?

    This week just a small LinkedIn tip, but one that has caused many people lots of frustration. When you send out an invitation, you sometimes receive the notification: “You can’t use websites (URL’s)”. When you then look at your message, you don’t see any website. So, what causes this remark? The fact that there is […]

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  • How to use LinkedIn’s “Who’s viewed my Profile” to your advantage?

    After our post of a few weeks ago about the confusion of many people concerning the “Who’s viewed my Profile” function of LinkedIn, people asked us: why would I want to change my settings? Not everybody will want to do that. It also depends on your goals and your function in an organization. But if […]

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  • What is the value of using the Box.net application on LinkedIn?

    In “How to REALLY use LinkedIn” we have given advice about the different applications people can use in their LinkedIn Profile. An application we haven't given much attention to is Box.net. The reason? Since the value was so obvious to us we didn’t think it needed much explanation. But since people kept asking us questions […]

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  • Company and Personal Branding Tip for LinkedIn: the Use of Summary

    In the book “How to REALLY use LinkedIn” we explained the difference between Summary and Specialties. In Specialties you use jargon, abbreviations, and “tech talk”. Use Summary to explain what you do in words that everybody can understand, whatever their background. This is our advice for building your Summary from a company and personal branding […]

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  • LinkedIn Confusion: Who’s viewed my Profile?

    Many people are very curious about who has viewed their Profile on LinkedIn. On the Home page there is a link (at the right hand side): “Who’s viewed my profile”. You can click on this link and then you will see something like “Your Profile has been viewed by 8 people in the last day, […]

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  • Company Branding Tip for LinkedIn: The Use of Websites in Your LinkedIn Profile

    To achieve better branding and visibility results on LinkedIn from a company’s point of view, this is a tip using the “Websites” part in the LinkedIn Profile of all employees of the same company or organization. As we already mentioned in “How to REALLY use LinkedIn“: don’t use “My company” or “My website”, but “Other” […]

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  • How to Find the Right Customers, Employers, Suppliers and Partners using Company Size on LinkedIn

    Many LinkedIn users wonder how to find potential customers, employers, suppliers and partners using company size. Since this is not a field in the “Advanced Search” screen it seems like you can’t do this. Good news! There is a work around. This is how you find the companies and the people who can get you […]

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