LinkedIn is a three degree network LinkedIn considers only your first three degrees asyour network. Connections of the fourth degree or higher willappear as “out of your network”.
The strength of LinkedIn LinkedIn has a lot of different features but one thingstands out really clear as the number 1 added value:HOW ARE YOU CONNECTED? How are you connected to a person? How are you connected to a group? How are you connected to an event? How are you connected to a company? Etc.
Getting started In the beginning people wonder how LinkedIn canknow who is close to you. They know because they ‘connect’ … millions ofemail-address books
Getting started LinkedIn will pre-fillthe company namebased on your emailaddress. That way you arealready tagged in acertain way…
Prepare for a very intrusive first meeting Have you ever asked the pincode of the other person onthe second date? LinkedIn does that. It’s OK since you are here to network – but always keepboth feet on the ground.
A personal profile on LinkedIn Basic Information Summary Experience (positions) Sections Applications Recommendations Additional information— Links— Groups Personal information Contact information
Basic Information Basic information that determines how you willappear in search-results
What it looks like23451. Basic information2. Your latest status update3. Summary of all other sections4. Public profile5. Share / pdf / print1
Summary This is the one thing that people will most likely readbefore diving into your past positions
What makes your profile complete? Your industry andlocation An up-to-datecurrent position(with adescription) Two past positions Your education Your skills(minimum of 3) A profile photo At least 50connections‘Gamification’
What to do with invitations ACCEPT: become a connection or ‘reply’ to request more info. IGNORE: will move the invitation to your "Archived" folder withoutaccepting it. The other person wont be notified that youve ignoredtheir invitation, so they may try to connect with you again. I DON’T KNOW NAME: After you have clicked on the “Ignore” buttonyou can choose “I don’t know name”, This is registered withLinkedIn. They won’t be able to send you any more Invitations 5 times response “Report as Spam” or “I Don’t Know This Person”(after “Ignore”) possibilities to link with other people will belimited to inviting only people whose email address they know. Your account could be restricted because people whom you invitedeither:— Clicked “Ignore” and then “I don’t know name”.— Reported your Invitation as spam.
Removing a connection First things first: the person you remove as aconnection won’t be notified. Steps:— In the top menu, click “Contacts - Connections”.— In the new page you will see at the top right side: “RemoveConnections”.— Choose the connection you want removed and click the button“Remove connections”.
Removing The person will not receive a warning of the removal However, after some time they will notice that theyare no longer connected in the 1st degree
Store notes on people Store e-mail interactions Personal CRM!CRM
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