Myths & Questions

During our presentations, workshops, webinars and corporate programs there are always some topics that cause lots of discussions and there are questions that come back time and again.

This is an overview of answers to hot discussion topics and burning questions we address in the book:

  • Not Everybody is on LinkedIn so it Doesn’t Work
  • No-one Has Contacted Me Yet, So LinkedIn is a Useless Business Tool
  • I am Happy with My Current Professional Situation, Why Should I Build a Network on LinkedIn (or Elsewhere)?
  • Why Would I Use LinkedIn if I Can Use Google to Find Information?
  • People with Thousands of Connections: Do I Have To Do That?
  • Block Access to LinkedIn for Employees?
  • Hide or Show My Connections?
  • When Should I Start Building My Network?
  • How Much Time Do I Have to Spend on LinkedIn?
  • When is a Relationship Good Enough to Send Someone an Invitation? And How to Do That?
  • I Have Many Contacts from Years Ago, May I Still Contact Them?
  • What to Do with an Invitation from Someone I Don’t Know Very Well?
  • How to Deal with Invitations from People I Don’t Know at All (or Believe I Don’t Know)?
  • How to Deal with Requests for Recommendations from People I Don’t Really Know
  • Should I Include All My Previous Employers in My Profile?
  • Do I Need to Upgrade My Account?
  • If Only a Few People Pay for Their Membership, Where Does LinkedIn Get Its Money?
  • What is the Number of Connections I Need to Make LinkedIn Work for Me?
  • Should I Add My Email Address to My Name?
  • What is the Value of Recommendations?
  • My Profile is Not 100% Complete. How Will People React to This?
  • I Want to Reach the Help Desk, but I Can’t Find the Contact Form
  • How Do I Put Video on My Profile?
  • How Do I Save My Searches and Where Can I Find the Ones I Have Already Saved?
  • When to Send and Accept Invitations?
  • How Can I Download the Contact Details of My LinkedIn Connections?
  • Why Does LinkedIn Tell Me There is a Website in My Invitation When There is none?
  • How Can I Change the Order of My Current Positions?
  • The Person I Want to Connect with on LinkedIn Has Only a Few Connections. Now What?