This is for you if you signed up to the 10 Day LinkedIn Challenge but you’re not on Facebook or if you just fancy a browse through some of the extra tips & tricks shared in the group.
- How recruiters use LinkedIn – interview with Amanda Reuben of Bijou Recruitment. Watch HERE.
- How a small business owner uses LinkedIn to demonstrate expert authority – interview with Kapil Kapur of Fingertips Intelligence. Watch HERE.
- How nurturing your network on LinkedIn leads to opportunities – interview with Clara Wilcox of The Balance Collective. Watch HERE.
- How to connect and collaborate on LinkedIn – interview with social media expert Nicky Kriel. Watch HERE.
- To get the vertical line “|” used in LinkedIn headlines, on many QWERTY keyboards it’s the shift+key to the left of the Z.
- Alternatively using the number character set, use Alt+0124. Hold down the Alt key and then type 0124 on the Numpad, not the numbers across the top.
- To get a bullet point • in text Alt+7 (7 on the Numpad).
- Volunteering opportunities: https://do-it.org/opportunities/search
- Can you remove education in the profile? Yes you can remove …. but it downgrades your profile from All Star. The education in the topline summary will show the most recent education. However it doesn’t need to be a traditional college or school. It could be a course you have completed. On my profile in the example below my Education is set as Institute of Linguists. You don’t need to include all of your education and you don’t need all the details.
- Highly recommended: Nicky Kriel’s book on Converting Conversations to Customers.
- How do I stop receiving job offers from LinkedIn? There are two things to check:
- Click on Jobs. Then click on Career Interests. Check that the “Let recruiters know you’re open” is switched off.
Click on Me icon. Select Settings & Privacy. Click on the 3rd panel, Communications. In Preferences, check your settings in the section “Choose what type of emails you wish to receive from LinkedIn“. Click on Change and in there, check you have Jobs and Opportunities switched off.
One point to remember with your LinkedIn headline and summary … it does not need to be static. You can change / tweak depending on whether you just applied for a job or you are launching a new product.
Can I switch off Broadcast Updates on a mobile: Click on your profile (top left, your face in a circle). You see the cog icon top right. Click on that and in Settings, it’s on the Privacy tab.
- 3 common mistakes ambitious women make on LinkedIn How you use your summary, how you describe your experience, your skills
- A quick tip about how to figure out your character count for your headline (or summary).Use Word to edit your headline.
When you think you have it right, highlight the text. Then click on the status bar bottom left, where it gives you Word count.
You then get a little pop up that gives you character count.
I use this all the time when working on client headlines & summaries so I can absolutely maximise the character limits.