Today's LinkedIn Nugget

8 things to thank #LinkedIn for (2018 edition)-part 3

c2cturkeyI write this article every year and the LinkedIn changes I deem worthy of comment from one writing to another are really quite amazing. For my non-USA readers, any day is a good day to give thanks but in the USA we choose the third Thursday of November. Today marks 6 business days until Thanksgiving, and I will release one thing to be thankful for each of the next days before the holiday.

Thanks for allowing me to stuff my ever-changing “self” into 120 characters, including spaces, in my Headline. It’s an exercise in word economy to make my brand compelling. It’s not fun, and still mine is not fully completed to my satisfaction, though I have been very diligent in crafting and recrafting my Headline.

(Pssst…I was tipped off about a way to use up to 200 characters, so ask me–a test of who is reading this–and I’ll tell you how.)

5 thoughts on “8 things to thank #LinkedIn for (2018 edition)-part 3”

  1. Hi,

    How are you? I read your emails and tips. What is the tip for including 200 characters? Thanks!

    Kathryn Johanessen

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    1. It’s easy (and devious)…copy your >120char headline to your iphone (I wrote it on word on my desktopp and emailed it to myself and opened the email on my phone), go into the iphone LinkedIn app and go to edit your headline, then copy-paste the >120char headline into your profile on the iphone app. Ta da!

    1. This worked last week (and I am afraid to re-test it on my own profile for fear of losing it): copy your >120char headline to your iphone (I wrote it on word on my desktopp and emailed it to myself and opened the email on my phone), go into the iphone LinkedIn app and go to edit your headline, then copy-paste the >120char headline into your profile on the iphone app. Let me know if this worked for you. Thanks.

  2. Great insight I think for maximizing your LinkedIn profile. Upload a professional photo. Think about a business card. Write a descriptive headline. Include your summary and experience. Personalize your LinkedIn web address.

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