Tuesday Tips: How to be an All-Star With Your LinkedIn Profile

Building your LinkedIn Profile to be the best professional representation of you is just the first step in taking your career to the next level. While that may sound like a lot of work, updating your profile shouldn’t feel like a chore. All-Star status is a thing. You’ll notice that on both our desktop and mobile experiences, we’ve added a profile completion meter to help show you how your profile stacks up, with quick tips on how to improve your profile in minutes. The more complete it is, the...

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The Power of LinkedIn’s 500 Million Community

We recently crossed an important and exciting milestone. We now have half a billion members in 200 countries connecting, and engaging with one another in professional conversations and finding opportunities through these connections on LinkedIn. What does this means for you? This community represents 10+ million active jobs, access to 9+ million companies, and with more than 100,000 articles published every week it's helping you stay informed on the news and views impacting your professional...

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Create a Targeted Prospect List on the New LinkedIn in 5 Minutes or Less

Do you know that in five minutes the new LinkedIn can help you fill a virtual room with stopwatch time iconyour perfect prospects and then add new prospects each week?

And once you find them, their LinkedIn profiles will help you figure out the best way to meet them.

To quickly get your highly targeted prospect list, just follow these simple steps.

Let's say you want to find the current managers of purchasing, procurement, etc. at three of the largest manufacturers in Milwaukee: Generac, Rockwell Automation, and SC Screen Shot 2017-04-19 at 1.53.50 PMJohnson.

1.  Enter manager + (purchasing OR procurement OR "supply chain" OR buyer) in the Search box on the left side of your top toolbar. Then click the magnifying glass next to the Search box.

2.  When the results are returned, click People from the choices on the line just below the top toolbar.Screen Shot 2017-04-19 at 1.52.32 PM

3.  In the right-hand filter column, click the +Add icon in the Locations- section and type Milwaukee. Then choose Greater Milwaukee.

4.  Next, in the right-hand filter column, click +Add in the Current Companies section. Then type Generac and choose the Generac company entry that you're interested in. Repeat for Rockwell and SC Johnson.

You'll then see a list of your perfect prospects at those three companies on your screen. And if you click Create Screen Shot 2017-04-19 at 1.53.05 PMsearch alert near the bottom of the right filter column, you'll get a weekly email from LinkedIn with any new prospects at those three companies.

For the people on this list, you can:
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  • Check out their full profiles and see who in your network can introduce you to them.
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  • Look for conversation starters; e.g., similar interests, previous employers, schools attended, LinkedIn groups, community service involvement, etc.
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  • Send a direct LinkedIn message if you and your prospect are both members of the same LinkedIn group. If you have no similar groups, consider joining one of your prospect's groups so you can send a free direct message.
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  • Send a customized LinkedIn connection invitation that includes information about how you might be able to help them.

No more cold calling and saying, May I speak with the purchasing manager, please. At a minimum, you'll have the name of your prospect. But if you use your LinkedIn resources well, you'll have a wealth of information about your prospect and perhaps even a personal introduction.

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Weekly Roundup: Most Recent is Back, Message from Anywhere, Respond with One Click

Welcome to our new weekly roundup series, a new series to keep you in the know on the latest and greatest product updates and tools we’re adding to the LinkedIn experience. Our hope is that you tune in weekly to learn more about these new tools and how to make the most of them in your day to day. Let’s take a look see at what’s new this week: Toggle to the left, toggle to the right. No, it’s not a new dance, but we have added back the ability for you to view the updates you care about most, up...

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How a New Generation of Entrepreneurs Is Changing The World: LinkedIn Speaker Series with Brad Stone

These days, most of my travel planning is done straight from my smartphone. I ride to and from the airport on Uber or Lyft, I get a better sense of the city from the carefully chosen Airbnb I’m staying at, I pick restaurants and book reservations without ever speaking to a single person on OpenTable, and so much more. I revel in the simplicity and elevated experiences each app brings me, but am fully aware that this new normal didn’t come easily. In fact, how this technology became a regular...

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Tuesday Tips: Making Your LinkedIn Feed Work for You

Your LinkedIn Feed is designed to surface topics you care about from sources that matter to you. It contains updates from your network, people and companies you follow, and recommended industry content based on your profile. Ultimately though, it’s your feed and we’re giving you the tools to build an experience you love. Here are two things you can try out today.    Need a fresh perspective?  Accessing the diverse views and news shared on LinkedIn is quick and easy. Whether you’re on your phone...

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Updates to Our Terms of Service

At LinkedIn, our “members first” philosophy helps guide every decision we make, including how we gather and respect your personal information. Today, we’re giving you an early look at LinkedIn’s updated Terms of Service - our Privacy Policy and User Agreement - so that you can understand what’s changing before it takes effect on June 7, 2017. It’s been a little while since we updated our Terms of Service and we’ve taken this opportunity to shorten and reorganize our Privacy Policy to make it...

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10 Startup Friendly Tools to Help Your Lead-Generation Efforts

Here are a list of some the best tools out there to help get customers to come knocking in no time.

Introducing a Smarter Way to Message and Build Meaningful Relationships on LinkedIn

Did you know that 80% of LinkedIn members consider professional networking to be important to career success? It’s not surprising as conversations are at the heart of unlocking opportunities such as a new job, business lead or career advice. That’s why we’re rolling out an even smarter messaging experience with the ability to message a connection from wherever you may be on LinkedIn, along with suggestions that can help connect you to a new job.   Here’s what’s new: Message professional...

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More Features Coming to the New LinkedIn Experience

A month ago, we rolled out our new LinkedIn desktop redesign to all our members, and we have heard from many of you about what you like about the new experience as well as how to make some of the new features even more valuable. We’re continuing to iterate and also bring new and improved features, so that you are getting the most out of the new redesigned experience. Here are a few recently added updates based on your feedback, and new tools we believe will help you be even more productive:...

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