LinkedIn Tips to Keep Your Profile Fresh

No matter where you are in your career path, having an up-to-date LinkedIn Profile is a great starting point to setting you up for success, however you may define it. A few minutes is all you need to freshen up your profile to make sure you’re getting the most of out it. Here are a few easy ways  to get started: Stand out from the start When sprucing up your profile, take a moment to make sure you have the basics: Start with a profile photo so people can recognize you -- having a photo can lead...

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Tuesday Tip: How to Take a Great LinkedIn Profile Photo Without a Professional Photographer

A common misconception is that people feel they need a glossy photo for their LinkedIn Profile. But the truth is that it doesn’t have to be fancy!  All you need is a photo that represents who you are and what makes sense for the job you want. Plus, we’ve made it easy to add and edit photos right from our mobile app: Tap on your profile photo and either select an existing photo or take a new one Once you have your photo, tap on the pencil icon to use our profile photo filters and editing tools....

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Introducing Ask for a Referral: Making It Easier to Find Your Way In

If you’ve had your eye on a specific role or have always wanted to work for a particular company, referrals are one of the best ways to get your foot in the door. In fact, the #1 way that job seekers have reported first discovering a job, was through someone they knew. Not that surprising as nearly 50% of recruiters say referrals are the leading source of quality hires. And once you've asked for one and applied for the job, you're 4X more likely to hear back from a recruiter at that company....

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Quick, Easy Tips for Staying In Touch With Your Network

Let's face it, sometimes the idea of networking can feel intimidating, awkward or even inauthentic. The good news is that it doesn't have to be hard work or something you dread. We've got some tips for using LinkedIn to keep in touch with your network in just minutes: Deciding who to network with Networking isn't always about meeting new people. Reconnecting  with your existing connections and taking the time to nurture those relationships ongoing is a great way to build a community of people...

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Tuesday Tip: Never Miss a Beat with the LinkedIn Chrome Extension

If you love quick productivity hacks, be sure to check out the new LinkedIn Chrome extension so you never miss the latest updates from the people and topics you care about. Whenever you have new activity on LinkedIn, like a new message, comments on a video you posted, or a Daily Rundown update with trending news, the Chrome extension will show you a notification alert. Visit the Google Play store from your Chrome browser window to add the extension - it’ll then be added to the top right corner...

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Tuesday Tip: Giving and Getting Career Advice on LinkedIn

More than 80% of LinkedIn members want to have a mentor or be one to others, but it can be tricky to find the right person or know where to begin. Sometimes you just want a sounding board or a little advice on pivoting to a new industry, tackling a project, or asking for a raise. In these moments, our Career Advice feature can help connect you to people who can help. You can find the Career Advice hub in the section labelled “Your Dashboard” on your profile - simply add in what advice you’re...

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Tips for Searching Like a Pro on LinkedIn

Millions of professionals use LinkedIn Search every week to find potential job candidates, content on topics relevant to their industry, people who may be able to help connect them to opportunity, and much more. To help you more easily find the information you need to be more productive and connect you to relevant opportunities, here are some tips and the latest updates on LinkedIn Search: Same filters, new location To streamline your search experience, we’ve moved search filters to the top of...

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LinkedIn, J.Crew, and WeWork Set the Stage for Success

If you were to stop what you're doing – literally, right now – and ask yourself, “How do you define success? What are you in it for?” Would the answer come easily? No matter your response, the good news is there is no right answer. The definition of success is personal and constantly evolving – and so is how people think, feel, and even talk about it. This is why LinkedIn, J.Crew, and WeWork are teaming up to debut a new discussion series, to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs and...

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Tuesday Tip: Stand Out by Flexing Your Skills on Your LinkedIn Profile

For as many different jobs and definitions of success that exist, there are just as many skills that it takes to get there. Listing five or more skills on your LinkedIn Profile can lead to up to 17 times more views. This means the next time someone is searching for your particular skill set in graphic design or event planning, for example, you have a better shot of showing up in their results. Showcasing your skills can be the start of new conversations and opportunities. Keeping your network...

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Tuesday Tip: Reconnecting in the New Year

We all have a running list of people we’ve been meaning to follow up with or have been hoping to reach out to. The New Year is a great time to rekindle some of those conversations. Whether you’re looking to just catch up, discuss new opportunities, or share professional learnings, here are some tips to help you get started: Join conversations right from your feed: A simple way to reconnect is by commenting on updates from people in your network. See an interesting conversation? Add a comment...

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