How To Customize Your LinkedIn Feed

Did you know that you can customize your LinkedIn feed? It’s super simple and worth it! CLICK TO TWEET

A daily LinkedIn habit should be to briefly scroll through your homepage feed. Since the feed is constantly changing, I recommend hopping on a minimum of two times each day to gather insights and engage. Implementing this habit will allow you to see what your connections, followed companies, followed influencers and followed hashtags have shared on LinkedIn. While I prefer to use my notifications to easily see job promotions and changes (to name a few), the homepage feed will also show you these two job-related updates with your connections too.

In no particular order, listed below are recommendations for how to customize your LinkedIn feed. Use LinkedIn.com to follow these tips, as the mobile application will not necessarily have all of the options and functionality covered in this article.

MANAGE FEED PREFERENCES

From your LinkedIn homepage, click on your picture in the...

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Need-To-Know Update: LinkedIn Groups

When LinkedIn rolled out its new web interface, approximately twelve months ago, LinkedIn Groups were moved to the “Work waffle” (not an official LinkedIn term, but one I use with clients to describe the funny button), in the top right corner of the main navigation bar. Separating LinkedIn Groups to their own mobile app was another big move made by LinkedIn earlier in 2015, amongst 8 other LinkedIn Group updates that left many members confused.

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These significant changes made it more challenging to keep LinkedIn Groups top-of-mind for members, which ultimately decreased overall engagement within LinkedIn Groups.

What is the value proposition for LinkedIn Groups?

  • Increase your brand visibility by participating (i.e. sharing and commenting)

  • Share your subject matter expertise

  • Engage with new professionals

  • Message up to 15 members per month of a common LinkedIn Group

 So, here is the great news and the reason you are reading this article:...

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Big News! LinkedIn Saved Searches Are Back!

With the new LinkedIn experience rolling out across the globe, we knew it was inevitable that some previous features would be dropped and other functions would still be there, but maybe in a different location. One of these features is the ability to do an advanced search and save your search. Saved searches were great to refer back to later, but also LinkedIn would alert you when new profiles fit your search criteria. Initially when LinkedIn began launching their new look, the ability to save searches only seemed to be available to LinkedIn Sales Navigator and LinkedIn Recruiter Lite subscribers. As of today…

I am here to announce that LinkedIn Saved Searches are back on the new LinkedIn user interface!

I want to thank my friend Mark Elliott for allowing me to use his LinkedIn account for the following screen shots. Believe it or not, I still do not have the new look. So, this was a find that I stumbled upon. If you want to know how...

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4 Ways To Prepare For LinkedIn’s New Look

Let’s talk about LinkedIn’s new makeover. CLICK TO TWEET

If you haven’t heard the news: LinkedIn is getting a makeover. One third of the United States LinkedIn members have it today and the company seems to be picking up speed on the rollout. I work with many other consultants in my same space and we do not know the selection process of how LinkedIn is doling out access; so, don’t lose sleep trying to figure it out. Be patient if you do not have it yet because your time is coming.

Here are four ways you can proactively prepare…

Already have the new look? This article is for you too...

#1 UPDATE YOUR PROFILE

With more and more of your connections getting access to the new LinkedIn UI (User Interface) / UX (User Experience), your profile is going to look different on their computer screen. I am one of the members who does not have access yet, but I made updates to four main sections of my profile.

I also recommend saving your LinkedIn profile to a...

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Excuse Me, Mr. Benjamin...

WHAT DO LINKEDIN AND BENJAMIN FRANKLIN HAVE IN COMMON? THEY MAKE YOUR PIGGY BANK A LITTLE HEAVIER…

Welcome to the family: LinkedIn Salary.

You can now get a gauge on average salaries through LinkedIn’s newest product. Here is what we know so far:

WHO IS LINKEDIN SALARY FOR?

·     Job seekers: Discover your earning potential

·     Professionals who are hiring talent: Offer competitive compensation

Bookmark this page on your web browser: LinkedIn Salary. Over time, more and more data will become available, including bonus and equity data for specific job titles.

WHAT INSIGHTS ARE AVAILABLE IN CONJUNCTION WITH SALARY?

Average salaries will vary based on:

  • Location

  • Industry

  • Company size

  • Education level

  • Field of study

  • Years of experience

The insights available are based on member input. Also, remember this product is in its infancy. For example, at the time of this post in the...

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What's New? LinkedIn Learning

LINKEDIN’S HOT NEW PRODUCT HAS ROLLED OUT!

INDIVIDUALS: DEVELOP YOUR SKILLS | ORGANIZATIONS: CULTIVATE YOUR TALENT

LinkedIn Learning has officially opened its virtual doors a year and a half after LinkedIn’s acquisition of Lynda.com. With more than 9,000 courses and 25 new courses added every week, LinkedIn Learning is aiming to be the preferred eLearning portal to close the global economy’s skills gap. This focus attributes itself perfectly to LinkedIn’s vision of developing the world’s first economic graph.

To start, LinkedIn Learning is offering its courses in English, but Spanish, French, Japanese and German are in the development queue.

“Learning and development has become one of our most important priorities. Increasingly predictions of tech displacing workers are coming to fruition. The idea that you can study a skill once and have a job for the rest of your life—those days are over.” Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn

As of...

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