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Can I get a record of my LinkedIn account history?

Yes you can get a record of your LinkedIn account history. Here is qhat LinkedIn has to say on the topic: Request your data archive: Download your LinkedIn data You can request an archive of all your activity and data on LinkedIn anytime. It’ll take about 72 hours for us Continue Reading…

How do I edit the area that says: How would you like to donate your time and talent?

Your profile must be in the ‘Edit’ mode to edit any part of the profile. To edit this section, move your cursor over Profile at the top of your homepage and select Edit Profile. Go to the Volunteer and Causes section and click the Edit icon next to it. When Continue Reading…

Remove the years off attendance from my educational degrees.

You can omit dates on your LinkedIn profile in two areas: Remove years from educational institution attended. Remove the months (not years) from any given job listed. How to: First, put your profile in “Edit” mode. Next, click on the section you want to edit and select the respective (month or Continue Reading…

What is the difference between "Connect" and "Message" under someone's picture on their profile?

QUESTION: First, when I see someone who has viewed my profile, there is a link under that person’s photo and career summary to either “Connect” or send a “Message”. This one from you had “Message”. Am I to infer that the sender is giving you the option to either Connect Continue Reading…

If targeting a role that you have never fulfilled (eg. Chief Information Officer), is it wise to include "Seeking Chief Information Officer role" in the section just below your name, to improve recruiter search results when looking to identify suitable candidates? If not, how is it best to be noticed and considered for these unfulfilled roles?

The best thing to do is to engage your reader with a headline that is relevant and compelling. Being an available candidate is typically not anyone’s strongest skillset, so think more creatively about what you can say in the headline that is relevant and authentic to the role(s) you seek Continue Reading…

Am I an "All-Star"?

I have worked diligently to enhance my Profile Strength. It says I am an “All-Star” but it looks like it is less than 100% (see picture below)

Where in your profile is the personal branding message suppose to be inserted?

Can you be more specific? Maybe do you mean a personal branding statement? If that is what you are referring to, then using a personal branding statement can be a great leadoff piece for the profile itself. It may precede or follow a list of skills or chunks of category-specific Continue Reading…

Moving a recommendation to a different job within same company

===You want to consolidate different roles at the same company, BUT you have recommendations attached to those roles.=== Scenario- you have three different roles you have had at a single company, and you wish to consolidate them under one company entry to streamline your look and make for easier understanding. Continue Reading…

I have been trying (unsuccessfully) to place my SCC Web Folio into my LinkedIn page. I copy the URL but every time I paste it all that appears is the pie chart that is on the front of my web folio. Is this a LInkedIn glitch or something I / we can control?

You are not alone! There is an apparent ‘glitch’ in LInkedIn’s system. I see this on any client who links their WebFolio or other multi-paged website. The link presents with the photo of a randomly selected image from said website and, upon clicking on said image, moves user to a page Continue Reading…

I understand not identifying myself as an active job seeker. I do question how to address the fact I am not currently employed in my profile as I don't have job that identifies a "Present" employer. Any suggestions?

Since you no longer have to indicate months on your LinkedIn profile, just leave it as years. You can get around choosing a month by selecting ‘Choose’ instead of an actual month. Therefore, it actually just says ‘X year –2014’ on the profile. Once contacted or questioned, of course, you Continue Reading…

Do 'homeruns' on your resume need to be in numbers like X number of dollars? For one of my resume entries, I asked my former boss and he said that the impact of the CRM system I implemented was impossible to quantify.

Excellent career coaching question! Most often times, we have had a great accomplishment or outcome, yet not so easily documentable. I can try to get you to think about things in some different ways, which may yield some impactful, results-oriented language by throwing out these thought-provoking questions for you to Continue Reading…

I want to add a link to my SCC web folio. Where and how do I do this?

To add your web folio as a link in your Summary, go to: 1. Edit Profile mode 2. Once viewing your Summary section, on the right, next to the ‘pen’, and “Edit”, hover over the drop down to “Add Link”. 3. Remember to customize the name of your link using key words.  

How long do updates to my LinkedIn profile stay in my 'recent activity' feed?

There are some specifics regarding update visibility that don’t make this a simple answer. So, I consulted LinkedIn’s own FAQ section and have provided their response below. How long do my updates remain on my Recent Activity page? While the majority of your updates appear on your Recent Activity page for Continue Reading…

How can I protect my Profile or back it up?

Setting up your LinkedIn Profile and then enhancing takes a tremendous amount of time. There are two main ways you can save, or back up, your LinkedIn information. The first is to export your Profile as a PDF, and the second is to export your Connections. Both your Profile and Continue Reading…

I'm still employed with my current company. Will my employer know that I've been looking at job postings?

You can turn off your activity broadcasts. Under Privacy & Settings within your Profile, there is an option to “Turn on/off activity broadcasts.” Turning of this setting will not notify others of your activity so that you can search job postings without telling all your connections. However, if you are Continue Reading…

Can LinkedIn be used to find a job?

Most definitely. LinkedIn is a huge resource for finding potential employers and job openings. Connect with companies that fit what you are looking for in a job and a culture. When you find a posting elsewhere, contact your network with those that might work with the company or in the Continue Reading…

How can I optimize my Profile?

There are several ways to optimize your Profile. Here’s a few ways to enhance your Profile: Rearrange the order of your Profile. Put the most important information first—possibly education or credentials or make your message the first thing others will see. Share updates. Remember this is a professional social media Continue Reading…

Can I customize my LinkedIn URL?

You should definitely customize your LinkedIn URL Otherwise, LinkedIn assigns your Profile a random (and unsightly) sequence of numbers and letters for your URL. Note: You only have one opportunity to make this customized and unique to you. Go to Privacy & Settings ® Edit Your Public Profile ® Customize Continue Reading…

I am an active job seeker, how do I indicate this on my LinkedIn profile?

My industry thought (my HR/Career Management) is that you do not indicate you are seeking a position. Using the “LinkedIn job seeker badge”, or indicating as such in your profile headline is usually is not something that I personally suggest, because it possibly can be perceived as ‘needy’. It’s a distraction to Continue Reading…

I need to be incognito while updating my profile!

As far as updating my LinkedIn profile, I have a bit of a constraint, as my CEO is part of my direct network and I know that he is monitoring my changes. I therefore want to use a gradual strategy to update my profile, as opposed to a big bang Continue Reading…

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