Welcome to a new episode of the LinkedInformed podcast.
I seem to have had a frustrating week with LinkedIn - glitches and weird mystery settings have somewhat got in the way of productivity!
I was working with a client this week and spotted several spelling mistakes in their LinkedIn profile. This person is highly intelligent and definitely knows how to spell, The problem is they didn't take their time and pay attention to detail when writing their profile.
This got me thinking about how common this might be so I conducted searches for some commonly misspelt words and here are the results;
Here are the companies with the most Mangers!
And then there are plenty like this!!
Seriously though, it’s obviously easily done. Check your profile carefully, double check it and then get someone else to check it!
You only get one chance to make a first impression with your profile, make sure it’s the right one!
The 5C Business Development System is now for sale!
….and for a limited time it’s discounted by a massive 63%!
I’m really proud of this course, I was looking at some of the earlier lessons and I actually started recording the videos 9 months ago! It’s taken a lot of work to get to this position and it doesn’t end here as I will need to update all the ‘settings’ lessons with the new design.
The 5C system contains 5 modules as below;
In total there are 65 videos covering every aspect of using LinkedIn as an effective business development tool.
I’m very excited to see how people react to this course and I hope you can take advantage of the limited time launch price (just £146 but only for the next 7 days, then it will be £396).
I am also giving away a free e-book to those who expressed an interest in the 5C System.
Click on the Image below to get your free LinkedIn toolbox.
Interesting stuff I saw this week
- Job seekers getting caught up in online scams
- Will This Year’s College Grads Job-Hop More Than Previous Grads?
- How dare you put that on LinkedIn!
Images are critical to the success of status updates so I strongly advise using images in the majority of your updates.
A fantastic tool that can help you produce great looking images is Typorama. I produced the image below in seconds as well as the main header image of this page.
Question: LinkedIn has removed messaging someone before accepting their connection request. Apart from using InMail is there another way to send them a message before choosing to accept or not?
Answer: LinkedIn haven't actually removedthis feature but they have made it harder to find!
On the Mobile app you can only reply to a customised invitation
but on the desktop version you can reply to any invitation before accepting as follows;
- Hover over the invites icon (top right) and click on ‘see all’ as below;
- Now hover over the speech bubbles in the top right of an an invitation card and click on the arrow to reply
Now I have a question for you!
Whilst updating the settings lessons in my 5C training system this week I came across the following new setting in the communications section.
This is found under Communications > Basics > email frequency > Notifications
I have no idea what this setting controls! Any ideas?
I’m wondering if it might be notifications about people viewing my profile but if so it’s a very poor and misleading title!
I have asked LinkedIn and they seem stumped! Someone is running around trying to find the techie who wrote the code to get a definitive answer…..it’s been 5 days so far!
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