Category Archives: LinkedIn

Using LinkedIn Groups with students and alumni in Higher Education

LinkedIn Groups are where professionals can exchange their knowledge and build relationships. They provide a place for users that have shared interests to engage in discussion, raise questions/find answers, post and view job opportunities, and establish themselves as knowledgeable in … Continue reading

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A cautionary tale and how to remove an unwanted connection on LinkedIn

I’ve been a member of LinkedIn since early 2008 and until last week have never had the need to dis-connect with anyone. The connection request in question was one that I received from an individual whose profile stated that he was … Continue reading

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LinkedIn snakes or ladders? How to enhance (or lessen) the value of your profile

I created this ‘snakes or ladders?’ visual as a focus for an activity to use with students to get them to consider some of the key steps that can be taken to enhance a LinkedIn profile, and at the same … Continue reading

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The ultimate LinkedIn cheat sheet! How to enhance your profile.

LinkedIn facts LinkedIn operates the world’s largest professional network on the Internet with more than 400 million members in over 200 countries and territories. Professionals are signing up to join LinkedIn at a rate of more than two new members … Continue reading

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400 million members – Why LinkedIn is so important for our students and future graduates

LinkedIn operates the world’s largest professional network on the Internet with more than 400 million members in over 200 countries and territories. Professionals are signing up to join LinkedIn at a rate of more than two new members per second.  There … Continue reading

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The LinkedIn Guide to the Perfect #WorkSelfie

More top tips from LinkedIn: Your LinkedIn profile is 14x more likely to be viewed simply by adding a profile photo. Follow these tips to take the perfect #WorkSelfie for your LinkedIn profile. You can follow LinkedIn on Slideshare http://www.slideshare.net/linkedin  

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Visualising your LinkedIn connections

LinkedIn Maps is a really nice way to visualise your connections on LinkedIn. Above is an image taken as a screen shot, however when created online it is actually interactive. Each dot is a node which links to one of … Continue reading

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Visualising your LinkedIn connections

LinkedIn maps is a great app which allows you to create an interactive map of all of your connections on LinkedIn. You can click on each node and view the profile of that connection as well as zoom in to … Continue reading

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LinkedIn: endorsements and recommendations

Recommendations LinkedIn recommendations are used to give a colleague or business partner that you have personally worked with or a service provider, a recommendation of their work. There is also the option to recommend a student, but I personally would … Continue reading

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Developing your LinkedIn Profile

If you are thinking about creating a LinkedIn profile or have one but have not looked at it recently, the following tips may be useful.

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