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18 Common/worst Mistakes LinkedIn Users Make - breakdown by LinkedIn connections [2014 update]

18 Common/worst Mistakes LinkedIn Users Make - breakdown by LinkedIn connections [2014 update]

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    • 18 Epidemic LinkedIn Mistakes http://il.linkedin.com/in/alfon ► 2014 update
    • 18 Epidemic LinkedIn Mistakes http://il.linkedin.com/in/alfon 1. A partial,half-baked profile,off-brand,with no photo 2. Thinking connections are everything 3. Using a job title as a tagline 4. Confirming "Select all" when importing address book 5. Duplicate accounts/single (work) email address 6. Worrying more about who sees changes to your profile than about your profile's visible weakness <70 Connections:
    • http://il.linkedin.com/in/alfon 70-200 Connections: 1. Operation LinkedIn ("Need a Sale/Job") Vs LinkedIn seen as Process 2. Inconsistent Connection Policy 3. Not including rich media in profile 4. Canned, boilerplate invitations 5. Overselling/posting with little long-term thought 6. Automating/not knowing when to go off-LinkedIn 18 Epidemic LinkedIn Mistakes
    • http://il.linkedin.com/in/alfon 200+ Connections: 1. Low connection quality - "Ron who? Are we connected??" 2. Over-updating status,100% own content 3. Off-brand components,outdated content 4. Broadcasting - little value, thinly disguised self- promotion group discussions 5. Not adding visible contact details,hiding one's picture or connections 6. Ignoring Contacts & Intro;not tagging people 18 Epidemic LinkedIn Mistakes
    • 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"
    • http://il.linkedin.com/in/alfon PS Want to improve your LinkedIn profile?
    • 18 Epidemic LinkedIn Mistakes http://il.linkedin.com/in/alfon I help B2B companies use social media to drive business in new markets I made most of (if not all) the 18 mistakes myself - before you joined LinkedIn :-)