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Why Your LinkedIn Profile Pic is More Important than Ever

Why Your LinkedIn Profile Pic is More Important than Ever | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it

Having already heightened the aesthetic of its home page, LinkedIn has turned its attention to revamping the view and functionality of the profile page. The new look's most noteworthy features are an increased text size in the marquee (the copy that signifies your name and professional headline) and an enlarged, more prominently positioned photo portal.


In this new rendition, LinkedIn is shining the spotlight on you.
As the headshot has escalated in importance, special attention ought to be paid to the selection of your pose, wardrobe and facial expression. A thoughtful, pleasing portrait instantaneously enhances you, pulls people in and motivates them to learn more about you. A poorly composed, pixilated or unflattering photo will quickly deflate visitors to your page. No image whatsoever is a deal-breaker. (As has become my mantra: People don’t do business with ghosts.)

 

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LinkedIn Is the New Letter of Recommendation

LinkedIn Is the New Letter of Recommendation | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it
Due to the universal acceptance of LinkedIn in all matters employment the traditional reference letter has been relegated to the analog dust bin.
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(From the article): The LinkedIn recommendation IS the new reference letter. After a recruiter determines that your resume meets fundamental requirements the next step they take 99.9 percent of the time is to check out your LinkedIn profile. This is a good thing — assuming you have spent quality time on your profile.
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(From the article): The LinkedIn recommendation IS the new reference letter. After a recruiter determines that your resume meets fundamental requirements the next step they take 99.9 percent of the time is to check out your LinkedIn profile. This is a good thing — assuming you have spent quality time on your profile.

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Your After-Work LinkedIn Dates Just Got A Little Bit Hotter

Your After-Work LinkedIn Dates Just Got A Little Bit Hotter | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it
Looking for love? Make sure you have a sexy job first. The mobile dating app BeLinked pulls data from LinkedIn--and relaunches today.
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I Love The 1st Line "Have a Sexy Job"  

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LinkedIn Improves User Security

LinkedIn Improves User Security | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it
NEWS ANALYSIS: The social networking platform takes proactive steps to provide more visibility into security, but is there more that can or should be done?
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4 Rave-Worthy LinkedIn Profiles and Why We Love Them

4 Rave-Worthy LinkedIn Profiles and Why We Love Them | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it
Take a moment and scan your LinkedIn profile. Your picture…headline…summary. Do they paint a picture of who you are as a person and a recruiter? Or, do you just look like any other recruiter on the network?

If it’s the latter, it’s time for you to hit the edit button and
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5 Top LinkedIn Features for Personal Brands

5 Top LinkedIn Features for Personal Brands | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it
Since 2003 LinkedIn has been building an effective career networking tool online for connecting with the right people. The first step towards building your personal brand is have a presence there. Th…
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LinkedIn's Co-Founder Reid Hoffman: How To Manage Talent In The Networked Age

LinkedIn's Co-Founder Reid Hoffman: How To Manage Talent In The Networked Age | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it
Exclusive interview with Reid Hoffman, Chairman of LinkedIn, on the future of talent and leadership.
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SlideShare Axes Its Freemium Model, Makes ‘Pro’ Features Like Analytics Free | TechCrunch

SlideShare Axes Its Freemium Model, Makes ‘Pro’ Features Like Analytics Free  | TechCrunch | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it
SlideShare, the LinkedIn-owned site that lets you upload and distribute presentations online, is turning over a new leaf today. The service, which has 60..
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See the New LinkedIn Sales Navigator in Action

See the New LinkedIn Sales Navigator in Action | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it
It’s certainly been an exciting two weeks since our New LinkedIn Sales Navigator launch.  We’ve seen a great response from our customers and the media, as we pursue our mission to connect buyers and sellers to build relationships that drive
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Let the Games Begin: How You Rank Against Professionals Like You on LinkedIn

Let the Games Begin: How You Rank Against Professionals Like You on LinkedIn | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it
“How You Rank” is one of the most popular destinations on LinkedIn - we get it. It’s hard not to keep checking back to see how you rank among your connections and colleagues at your company. For those of you who are premium members, we’ve recently added another
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Finding The “Future You,” and Real Innovation: Must Read Stories from the Economic Graph Showcase Page in July

Finding The “Future You,” and Real Innovation: Must Read Stories from the Economic Graph Showcase Page in July | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it
Earlier this year, we launched the LinkedIn Economic Graph Showcase Page to feature stories from across the web from how to plan your next career move to LinkedIn research on the state of the global economy. We’ve found that some stories resonate with our members more
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Over 2 Million North American Doctors and Nurses are on LinkedIn [INFOGRAPHIC]

Over 2 Million North American Doctors and Nurses are on LinkedIn [INFOGRAPHIC] | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it
Not to start off the day with tough news, but if you are recruiting healthcare professionals, specifically doctors and nurses, it is only going to get harder.

Here are three themes that will alter dramatically the supply and demand of the healthcare talent over the next 10 years:

1. The passage of
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The ultimate small business guide to LinkedIn [flowchart]

The ultimate small business guide to LinkedIn [flowchart] | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it
LinkedIn is hit or miss for most people, but with this in-depth guide, it can be a sure thing.
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Your New LinkedIn Profile Makes You Ridiculously Good Looking on Mobile, and in Meetings [SLIDESHOW]

Your New LinkedIn Profile Makes You Ridiculously Good Looking on Mobile, and in Meetings [SLIDESHOW] | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it
Hi, I’m Charlton.

What if, minutes before you met me for the first time, someone whispered in your ear and reminded you not only where I work (LinkedIn) and what I do (product management), but also who we both know in common,
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LinkedIn Tips: 5 Ways To Manage Endorsements - InformationWeek

LinkedIn Tips: 5 Ways To Manage Endorsements - InformationWeek | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it
LinkedIn Endorsements and Recommendations have changed very little, until now. Here's a look at the updates, plus new ways to optimize them.
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LinkedIn Bring In Your Parents Day is Back on November 6th

LinkedIn Bring In Your Parents Day is Back on November 6th | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it
From the moment our parents proudly displayed our first painting on the refrigerator to the day they offered their excited congratulations when we landed our first jobs, there are milestones in each of our lives that are cause for celebration
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My parents were really thrilled when I invited them to the LinkedIn Toronto office last year.  Wondering if they will visit me in London, UK this year.....

 

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Eight Things You Should Do On LinkedIn As Soon As You Get Laid Off

Eight Things You Should Do On LinkedIn As Soon As You Get Laid Off | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it
After I posted a story last week with the headline, “What To Do As Soon As You Get Laid Off,” I hosted a chat on Forbes’ LinkedIn page and fielded questions and comments from readers. One comment came in from UK-based Jack McLaren-Stewart, who works in sales for a company [...]
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(From the article): Recruiters overwhelmingly say they use LinkedIn. A survey last week from staffing software company Bullhorn, based on information from 260,000 worldwide recruiters, showed that 97% use LinkedIn. But if I’m any gage, I’ve only ever gotten one job inquiry from a hiring manager who found me on LinkedIn and I’ve heard from zero recruiters. I also don’t think the best way to find jobs is through recruiters. It’s through people you know. LinkedIn can help you do that if you use it wisely.

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How To Write a LinkedIn Recommendation

How To Write a LinkedIn Recommendation | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it
LinkedIn has a lot of great features, but overall the site suffers from a fairly mechanical feeling. There isn't a lot of human warmth on LinkedIn, notwithstanding the fact that LinkedIn has over 300 million users. That's why I draw colorful pictures with markers and colored pencils.  The more personality you [...]
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Clear Majority of Professionals Use LinkedIn Daily

Clear Majority of Professionals Use LinkedIn Daily | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it
WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ--(Marketwired - August 29, 2014) - LinkedIn has become a daily habit for a majority of professionals, according to a survey by talent mobility consulting firm Lee Hecht Harrison. The results revealed that 57 percent are active on LinkedIn each day. Lee Hecht Harrison surveyed 895 professionals via...
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The 5 Most Important LinkedIn Features You Aren't Using Correctly

The 5 Most Important LinkedIn Features You Aren't Using Correctly | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it
Over the past decade, LinkedIn has been transformed into a complete career management resource. Our mindset about how to use LinkedIn, however, has not evolved as quickly as the product. If you haven’t changed your approach to LinkedIn, you’re missing out on some of the biggest benefits. Here are five elements of LinkedIn that most executives I know are not using correctly – or aren’t using at all - along with suggestions for maximizing them.
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Linkedin is a valuable resourse for entrepreneurs to the unemployed, so read carefully this article

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The 9 Crucial Sales Skills All Social Sellers Should Master

The 9 Crucial Sales Skills All Social Sellers Should Master | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it
All of them. That's how many of these sales skills you should master if you want to be a social selling superstar. It takes a well-rounded salesperson to consistently find the right prospects and navigate all of the involved stakeholders toward
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The Who and the What in Your Professional Brand

The Who and the What in Your Professional Brand | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it
From social media sites, to personal blogs and websites, there are numerous platforms to give individuals the power to be their own publicist.  For me, the central location purveying my professional brand is LinkedIn—and it all started three years before I
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The 10 Hottest Cities for Tech Talent

The 10 Hottest Cities for Tech Talent | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it
If you are a tech recruiter in San Francisco/Bay Area and you are thinking – “Gosh, I am getting tired of perfectly brewed Blue Bottle coffee and free snacks. Where can I move to and still recruit mind-blowingly good tech talent?”….then we have the answer for you. As a matter
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LinkedIn: A Global Economic Platform

LinkedIn: A Global Economic Platform | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it
It’s not necessary to understand how the social networks function to derive utility from them. However, that knowledge will not only give your business more clarity for making better decisions, it ...
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LinkedIn Redesigns Mobile Profiles to Put Relationships Into Context

LinkedIn Redesigns Mobile Profiles to Put Relationships Into Context | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it
LinkedIn's flagship app has gotten a major overhaul.
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Gain Industry Insights Using LinkedIn: What You Need to Know to Stay Ahead

Gain Industry Insights Using LinkedIn: What You Need to Know to Stay Ahead | All About LinkedIn | Scoop.it
Every week over 200M+ LinkedIn members from 200 countries share updates on their LinkedIn profile. From keeping tabs on the competition to staying on top of key experts in your industry, LinkedIn has become an essential business intelligence platform.

Here are three
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