18 Epidemic LinkedIn Mistakes
18 Epidemic LinkedIn Mistakes
Stage I : <70 Connections
Stage II: 70-200 Connections
Stage III: 200+ connections
18 Epidemic LinkedIn Mistakes
Stage I : <70 Connections:
18 Epidemic LinkedIn Mistakes
1. A partial,half-baked profile,off-brand,with no photo
2. Think connections are everything
...
Stage II: 70-200 Connections:
18 Epidemic LinkedIn Mistakes
1. Operation LinkedIn ("Need a Sale/Job") Vs
LinkedIn seen as Process
2. Inconsistent Connection Policy
3. No Rich Media i...
Stage III: 200+ Connections:
18 Epidemic LinkedIn Mistakes
1. 500+ Cliff: Low connection quality - "Ron who? Are we
connected??"
2. Too many status updates,100% own content
3. Dated...
Typical wrong Statements
1-70 : "I registered but nothing happened"
70-200 : "I need 500+ connections ASAP"
200+ : "If onl...
18 Epidemic LinkedIn Mistakes
I made most of (if not all)
the 18 mistakes myself -
before you joined
LinkedIn :-)
I help companies leverage LinkedIn and get business
DanielAlfon.com
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For the 6th year, here are my 18 Common/worst Mistakes LinkedIn Users Make - breakdown by LinkedIn connections [2016 update]

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18 Common LinkedIn Mistakes DanielAlfon.com

  1. 1. 18 Epidemic LinkedIn Mistakes
  2. 2. 18 Epidemic LinkedIn Mistakes Stage I : <70 Connections Stage II: 70-200 Connections Stage III: 200+ connections
  3. 3. 18 Epidemic LinkedIn Mistakes Stage I : <70 Connections:
  4. 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 your profile's visible weakness 70-200 connections0-70 connections 200+ connections
  5. 5. Stage II: 70-200 Connections: 18 Epidemic LinkedIn Mistakes
  6. 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 connections 0-70 connections 200+ connections
  7. 7. Stage III: 200+ Connections: 18 Epidemic LinkedIn Mistakes
  8. 8. 1. 500+ Cliff: 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, no Saved Searches 6. Paying (worse-advertising) without knowing LinkedIn well 18 Epidemic LinkedIn Mistakes 70-200 connections 200+ connections0-70 connections
  9. 9. Typical wrong Statements 1-70 : "I registered but nothing happened" 70-200 : "I need 500+ connections ASAP" 200+ : "If only I had a Premium account"
  10. 10. 18 Epidemic LinkedIn Mistakes I made most of (if not all) the 18 mistakes myself - before you joined LinkedIn :-)
  11. 11. I help companies leverage LinkedIn and get business DanielAlfon.com

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