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LinkedIn Tips: How Analytics Improves Your Job Search
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soozyg
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soozyg,
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10/9/2014 | 12:55:10 PM
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Perhaps you're attracting recruiters from CRM software companies, but you really want to be attracting professionals from accounting software companies. This is a solid indicator that maybe it's time to reevaluate the information on your profile.

This is an excellent feature. I have gotten several emails about people looking at my profile. The analytics could help me analyze my own profile and improve it. Focus focus focus! (Now if I could just find a moment to do that....)
soozyg
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10/9/2014 | 12:57:38 PM
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If you notice a profile view from someone you admire professionally, have shared interests with, or who is from a company you're interested in working for, send them a message to introduce yourself

I have not followed up with anyone that has viewed my profile. I'm going to try this. LI has already broken the ice, so why not? : )
Thomas Claburn
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10/9/2014 | 4:17:59 PM
LinkedIn is taking advantage of default settings
LinkedIn allows you to configure your "privacy" settings to prevent the disclosure of your identity when you review a profile. But it doesn't do this by default, presumably to make concern about who viewed what more valuable to the company. 
David F. Carr
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10/9/2014 | 5:07:52 PM
Rankings feature is fun
Oooh, I like my stats!
PedroGonzales
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10/10/2014 | 11:19:52 AM
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I will try these tips a try. I get recruiters viewing my profile, but I haven't gotten any response from them for my field of interest.  As you have indicate, maybe I have to tweak my profile some more.  I think the problem with Linkedin it just that it takes a long time to make constant updates and modifications. 
Laurianne
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10/10/2014 | 4:01:52 PM
Re: Rankings feature is fun
How much time per week do you put into LinkedIn? I am curious, readers. Chime in.
David F. Carr
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10/10/2014 | 4:29:15 PM
Re: Rankings feature is fun
15 minutes per day to request / approve connections. Will spend longer if I find someone or something interesting
soozyg
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10/12/2014 | 5:52:21 PM
Re: Rankings feature is fun
I'm not on LI regularly. I'll update it sometimes if I see something egregious in my profile that I need to update or fix. Other than that, I rarely do anything on it. I noticed that I was getting the same amount of attention when I was posting regularly as when I did nothing at all. So I rarely go there.
Kristin Burnham
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11/30/2014 | 6:14:21 PM
Re: Rankings feature is fun
I notice an uptick in my profile views when I make updates, and I don't publish my updates to others' feeds. I probably spend 15-30 minutes a few times a week approving connections, browsing, etc.


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