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How to Become the Top 1% on Linkedin (Without Being Already Famous)

Li Lin | Posted 08.10.2015 | Technology
Li Lin

As I skyrocketed to the top 1% most viewed profiles on Linkedin within my network of about 900+ people, I realized that I did a set of very particular things that got me literally thousands of views within 90 days.

How to Write Recommendations That Matter -- And Make You Look Good Too

Ellevate | Posted 08.03.2015 | Women
Ellevate

Having half-hearted recommendations makes you appear as though you don't have a backbone--not a message you want to convey to the world. Declining may not be easy, but it's better than having you look weak. By the same token, a strong, well-crafted testimonial also highlights what you believe is important and positively reflects on your values and credibility.

7 Tips to Clean Up Your LinkedIn Profile

Jill Jacinto | Posted 07.24.2015 | Women
Jill Jacinto

Spring has officially arrived. While you clean up your home and store your winter attire don't forget to tackle your LinkedIn profile. It's most likely been a while since you updated your profile, added new connections and touched base with your network. Grab a cup of coffee and get started.

Networking in Des Moines When You Don't Know a Soul

Sarah Pike | Posted 07.22.2015 | Business
Sarah Pike

You took the plunge and made the big move to Des Moines - congratulations! Even if you don't know anyone here yet, it doesn't mean you can't jump into the networking pool and start building strategic relationships.

Mindfulness: 7 Reasons to Implement Meditation at Work

Geoff Koboldt | Posted 07.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Geoff Koboldt

I hope that you are inspired enough to give meditation a chance as you deserve greater peace in your life. For those that already meditate, and will now try it at work, I am confident your boss and colleagues will appreciate the new super-hero at the office.

How to Use the Summer to Jumpstart Your Legal Career

Tamesha Keel | Posted 06.08.2015 | Education
Tamesha Keel

Summer is the elusive time in between semesters when students take a break from law school, but continue to work hard as students of the law. Very quickly, they learn that summers may not be quite as glamorous and relaxing as portrayed.

Gaining Job Experience: 101

Chrissy Scaffidi-Williams | Posted 05.15.2015 | College
Chrissy Scaffidi-Williams

Experience is something you need when applying for a job, but how does one gain experience when no one will hire them because they don't have experience? It is weird, right? I have found that you can spin any opportunity into something that can help you nail down a job.

How to Make Clients for Life on LinkedIn

Irina Jordan | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Irina Jordan

Making meaningful connections on LinkedIn goes far beyond sending requests, and there are several steps you can take to optimize your networking strategy.

How To Ruin Conference Calls

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 05.20.2015 | Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Conference calls, web meetings and screen shares. We all love them. We all use them. We also all know that at least 20 percent of all conference calls and virtual meetings are a total waste of time and money. All because the following characters below ruin them.

Are You a LinkedIn Dinosaur? It Depends on Your Connection Strategy

Joshua Waldman | Posted 04.07.2015 | Technology
Joshua Waldman

But what might have gone unnoticed is how easy LinkedIn is making it for total stranger to connect with one another, by way of adding new connection features in all sorts of new places; connection features that require just one click.

The LinkedIn of Things

JD Gershbein | Posted 03.08.2015 | Business
JD Gershbein

Without question, LinkedIn has forever altered the business landscape -- both digitally and in the physical world. Nowadays, so much of what we call business or career development is carried out regularly on this site.

4 Steps To Building A Killer LinkedIn Profile

Next Avenue | Joshua Waldman | Posted 12.16.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Joshua Waldman As a professional LinkedIn profile writer, our company often gets clients who have been consultants o...

The Secret Lives of LinkedIn Users

Brian Hanley | Posted 01.25.2015 | Comedy
Brian Hanley

I have over 1,250 LinkedIn connections. Most people would consider me an active LinkedIn user. Still, I don't have the faintest idea what I'm doing on LinkedIn. In search of answers, I surveyed hundreds of fellow users.

Small Business Social Selling -- Recruit Customers and Get Anyone to Return Your Call

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 08.09.2014 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Most small businesses would rather wrestle a tiger then dial for dollars. Cold-calling hurts; it's like going to a single's bar and hitting on everyone you see there. You will come out with more bruises or hang-ups than phone numbers or leads.

App-maker, App-maker, Make Me a Match

Jamie Silverman | Posted 08.06.2014 | Technology
Jamie Silverman

If you're on Tinder, the idea of using Tinder-like techniques to find a job might make you cringe. On the other hand, you might think of this as a great opportunity to level the playing field and to remove the "who you know" factor from the job search.

5 Reasons You Must Have a Photo in Your LinkedIn Profile

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 07.27.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

A professional social profile without a nice head shot photo of you hurts you much more than the lack of one helps you find a job or avoid discrimination. So, don't skip it.

LinkedIn Publishing: A New Era of Social Influence

JD Gershbein | Posted 06.28.2014 | Business
JD Gershbein

With LinkedIn Publishing, the company extends its Influencer program, taking citizen journalism to the extreme, and giving each of its users the privilege once reserved for 150 hand-picked luminaries.

Avoid the LinkedIn Penalty Box

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 05.10.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

To succeed on LinkedIn, devote some attention to understanding the rules, described below. The penalties associated with breaking them can negatively impact your visibility and ability to use LinkedIn successfully.

5 Tips for Connecting With Strangers on LinkedIn

Andrea Smith | Posted 05.04.2014 | Business
Andrea Smith

While LinkedIn is an amazing networking and job hunting tool, there is an etiquette to connecting with people you don't already have a relationship with. Here are some important guidelines to remember when reaching out on LinkedIn.

Are People Really Getting Business From LinkedIn?

JD Gershbein | Posted 05.04.2014 | Business
JD Gershbein

Are Linkedin users actually developing new paid business from their efforts on the site -- and specifically, how are they doing it? Well, that would be the 64-dollar question, would it not? The short answer is yes.

Broadli Makes Your Network Work

Pamela Ryckman | Posted 04.05.2014 | Business
Pamela Ryckman

As social creatures, we connect, explore and shop based on the recommendations of people we trust. But when we broadcast suggestions or requests on social media, there's no guarantee that valued sources or experts will see them and respond.

Shoot for the One Good Thing on LinkedIn

JD Gershbein | Posted 04.12.2014 | Business
JD Gershbein

There is no LinkedIn strategy more powerful than your resolve. Ya gotta bring laser-focus and enthusiasm to each session, regardless of how much time you spend in front of your screen. If you allow yourself to get sidetracked, your vision of the outcome blurs.

The 5 Best LinkedIn Next-Level Strategies

JD Gershbein | Posted 03.27.2014 | Business
JD Gershbein

Each of these next-level strategies is engineered to get you unstuck and on-track. As you execute them, you will intuit other strategies that you can immediately apply, unearth new business opportunities, and begin cementing powerful new relationships.

Making Connections

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

New connections are the life blood of your career that can open up new worlds of opportunity to you. If you're someone who struggles with making time for this activity, I want to share two key principles with you and then a few tips.

On LinkedIn, It's Your Message That Matters

JD Gershbein | Posted 02.20.2014 | Business
JD Gershbein

Nowadays, this page is your first point of access in the business world. Take a look at yours and ask yourself: am I making a favorable impression? Would I want to engage with me?