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6/16/2014
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LinkedIn Tips: 10 Smart New Moves

Ready to take your LinkedIn success to the next level? Check out the newest tools and features to get you there.
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Compare your profile's popularity
Most recently, LinkedIn added a new tab to its most popular feature, Who's Viewed Your Profile. Called How You Rank, it shows you how much traffic your profile generates compared to your connections and other people from your company. LinkedIn displays your rank among your connections at the top -- both in percentage and numerical rank -- and shares whether your rank has improved or decreased in the last week. This information is visible only to you; your connections cannot see it.
The new How You Rank feature is a handy tool for all LinkedIn users, the company said. If you're looking for a job, hiring managers are more likely to look at your profile if you look at theirs, LinkedIn said. 'Nearly 80% of candidates today are found through networking -- so if you notice a recruiter at a company you're interested in has viewed your profile, don't be afraid to reach out to them.'

Compare your profile's popularity
Most recently, LinkedIn added a new tab to its most popular feature, Who's Viewed Your Profile. Called How You Rank, it shows you how much traffic your profile generates compared to your connections and other people from your company. LinkedIn displays your rank among your connections at the top -- both in percentage and numerical rank -- and shares whether your rank has improved or decreased in the last week. This information is visible only to you; your connections cannot see it.

The new How You Rank feature is a handy tool for all LinkedIn users, the company said. If you're looking for a job, hiring managers are more likely to look at your profile if you look at theirs, LinkedIn said. "Nearly 80% of candidates today are found through networking -- so if you notice a recruiter at a company you're interested in has viewed your profile, don't be afraid to reach out to them."

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Lorna Garey
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6/16/2014 | 9:03:26 AM
Touchy situation
Kristin, seems like some of these settings & tactics could tip off a current employer that you're looking for a new job. Do you hear about employers trolling their employees' LI profiles to see who might be on the hunt?
Kristin Burnham
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6/16/2014 | 9:55:06 AM
Re: Touchy situation
There's a quick fix for that: To turn off your LinkedIn activity broadcasts, go to your Privacy & Settings page. Click "Turn on/off your activity broadcasts." Find this option in the Profile tab at the bottom. Then uncheck the box.
Charlie Babcock
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6/16/2014 | 2:33:27 PM
Use these LinkedIn tips
This is a nice roundup of the new features and how to benefit by using them in LinkedIn, Kristin. (Not sure I want to know how my profile has fared versus friends, associates.)
Kristin Burnham
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6/16/2014 | 3:26:06 PM
Re: Use these LinkedIn tips
That's one of those features that is probably most useful to people who are actively job searching -- it could serve as a good indicator as to whether people are noticing you (which, in turn, could indicate whether or not you have the right keywords in your profile, etc.).
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6/17/2014 | 1:26:33 AM
Evernote is apparently not friendly for Android
Too bad Evernote has no option for Android users to capture business cards. In fact, they pretty much just ignore Android.
Kristin Burnham
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6/17/2014 | 9:16:41 PM
Re: Evernote is apparently not friendly for Android
You're right -- no love for Android in this release. Coming soon, though. 
TLBurriss01
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6/19/2014 | 9:35:28 PM
Great Article Kristin
Too many people either don't understand the value of LinkedIn or think it's only a job search tool. I am fortunate that I discovered it's far more than that and when used properly, it creates lots of value for me and my network.

 

Thanks for a good article.

 

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