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18 Common LinkedIn Mistakes Daniel Alfon

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18 Common/worst Mistakes LinkedIn Users Make - breakdown by LinkedIn connections [2015 update] …

18 Common/worst Mistakes LinkedIn Users Make - breakdown by LinkedIn connections [2015 update]

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  • 1. 18 Epidemic LinkedIn Mistakes
  • 2. 18 Epidemic LinkedIn Mistakes Stage I : <70 Connections Stage II: 70-200 Connections Stage III: 200+ connections
  • 3. 18 Epidemic LinkedIn Mistakes Stage I : <70 Connections:
  • 4. 18 Epidemic LinkedIn Mistakes 1. A partial,half-baked profile,off-brand,with no photo 2. Think connections are everything 3. Use a job title as a headline 4. Confirm "Select all" when importing address book 5. Duplicate accounts/single email address 6. Worry more about who sees changes to your profile than about your profile's visible weakness 70-200 connections0-70 connections 200+ connections
  • 5. Stage II: 70-200 Connections: 18 Epidemic LinkedIn Mistakes
  • 6. 1. Operation LinkedIn ("Need a Sale/Job") Vs LinkedIn seen as Process 2. Inconsistent Connection Policy 3. No Rich Media in profile 4. Canned, boilerplate invitations 5. Oversell/post with little long-term thought 6. Automate/not know when to go off-LinkedIn 18 Epidemic LinkedIn Mistakes 70-200 connections0-70 connections 200+ connections
  • 7. Stage III: 200+ Connections: 18 Epidemic LinkedIn Mistakes
  • 8. 1. Low connection quality - "Ron who? Are we connected??" 2. Too many status updates,100% own content 3. Dated, off-brand content in profile 4. Broadcasting - little value, thinly disguised self- promotion group discussions 5. Not adding visible contact details, hiding one's picture or connections 6. Not tagging prospects, no Saved Searches 18 Epidemic LinkedIn Mistakes 70-200 connections 200+ connections0-70 connections
  • 9. Typical (wrong) Statements http://il.linkedin.com/in/alfon 1-70: "I registered but nothing happened" 70-200: "I need 500+ connections ASAP" 200+: "If only I had a Premium account"
  • 10. 18 Epidemic LinkedIn Mistakes I made most of (if not all) the 18 mistakes myself - before you joined LinkedIn :-)
  • 11. 18 Epidemic LinkedIn Mistakes I help companies leverage LinkedIn and get business