Tag Archive: Network



Yes, export all of your LinkedIn connections.

Why and how do you export your connections? Because when LinkedIn changes and makes updates to the platform you don’t want to loose your information. If your computer crashes and cannot be repaired you should save your connections file on a flash drive.

It is easy to export your connections and it only takes 7 steps.

The first step: is too go to the tool bar at the top of your LinkedIn page and hover over “My Network”. A drop down will appear.

Second step: click on “Connections” from the drop down.

Third step: when the connections page appears click on the gear in the top right corner

Step four: The next page will show up and again in the top right corner under “advanced settings” will be “Export Connection”

Step five: The next page will be Export to Microsoft Outlook (.CSV file). IMPORTANT, There are other options but disregard them UNLESS you have a MAC!

Step six: Save the file to your desktop.

Step seven: Convert the file to excel so that you can manipulate the info.

LinkedIn gives you First Name Last Name, Email Address, Company name and current position. There are a lot of empty columns that you will have to delete. Delete the empty ones so you have a manageable file to manipulate. You can set it up by company or the easiest to alphabetize all of your connections.

Do it now because LinkedIn will eliminate this feature with the new user interface.

Many of my clients are leaders in sales, business development, training, and recruiting who recognize the need to attract customers through Corporate Strategic training of LinkedIn, one on one consulting, and private workshops. You are shown how to use all of LinkedIn’s resources. To discover how this process can benefit your organization, simply schedule an appointment on my calendar.

Here is my call to action. If you would like continuing information about LinkedIn I’m always happy to connect with people who PERSONALIZE their request. My email address is BruceBix49@gmail.com. If you find this information valuable please pass this on to others who need help with LinkedIn. You’re also welcome to check my website, my blog and my YouTube channel.

I build practically perfect LinkedIn profiles and exemplary executive resumes. Contact me if you need help at 224-221-9700 or Email me at BruceBix49@gmail.com

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5 Crippling Beliefs That Keep Your LinkedIn Profile OUT of Search Results!

Belief Number one: you don’t have a picture, and if you do it is’t optimized!
A picture on LinkedIn increases your chances of profile views 11 times. An optimized picture means you name your picture (YOUR NAME LINKEDIN PROFILE MARKETING MANAGER) and it will increase your search results not only on LinkedIn but will show up on Google search as an image result.

Belief Number two: Your LinkedIn headline is your current job title and company name!
Most people use the default setting on their LinkedIn headline which is their current job title and company name. Never use a default setting on LinkedIn it will brand you as a commodity. Your headline is your tagline or marketing piece. It should include 3 things. What you do, who you help, and how you help them.

Number three: Your LinkedIn summary is about YOU!
Your summary should be in the first person and yes the first paragraph should tell people about what you do. Just make sure every sentence doesn’t start with “I”, “I”, and “I”!! The second paragraph should tell you client or customer or recruiter how you have helped previous company or jobs increase sales cut costs, or streamlined a procedure. The third paragraph you tell how you will solve their problem! Make sure to add a “call to action” (Contact me to see how I can help your business with marketing solutions.

Number four: You loaded your LinkedIn profile with keywords instead of searchable skills.
Most people use keywords on their profile which is OK but to get better search results use LinkedIn skills. Skills are search terms that people using LinkedIn have already search for. EXAMPLE: Friend of mine wanted to be found for “Public SPEAKER” We searched the skills section and it wasn’t there, but “Public SPEAKING” was there. So we changed his headline for the searched skill of Public SPEAKING.

Number five: You haven’t joined any or just a few LinkedIn groups
If you want to be found on LinkedIn you have to be in their network. If you are not in a persons network you will not show up in search results. The fastest way to increase your network is to join groups and make sure they are large groups. LinkedIn changed it search about a year ago so when you search it used to be you searched all of LinkedIn, not anymore your search results are only the people in your network.

Many of my clients are leaders in sales, business development, training, and recruiting who recognize the need to attract customers through Corporate Strategic training of LinkedIn, one on one consulting, and private workshops. You are shown how to use all of LinkedIn’s resources. To discover how this process can benefit your organization, simply schedule an appointment on:

my calendar https://calendly.com/brucebix49.

Here is my call to action. If you would like continuing information about LinkedIn I’m always happy to connect with people who PERSONALIZE their request. My email address is BruceBix49@gmail.com. If you find this information valuable please pass this on to others who need help with LinkedIn.

I build practically perfect LinkedIn profiles and exemplary executive resumes. Contact me if you need help at 224-221-9700 or Email me at BruceBix49@gmail.com


LinkedIn Search, You are ONLY Searching Your Network!

LinkedIn recently announced that they have reached the 400 million member mark from which you can only access a small fraction (your network). Not daily active users but a total of 400 million profiles. The question I want to ask you is how large is your network of LinkedIn connections?

You have first degree connections, second degree connections, third degree connections, and group connections. When you do a search or advanced search on LinkedIn a lot a people believe you are searching ALL of LinkedIn. Quite the contray, you are only searching the profiles and get the results of your LinkedIn connections.

I have a connection that has a few hundred connections and his total search results when he is searching is 3,117,000 profiles.

I have 4600 connections and my search results are 10,800,000 profiles. This means that everyone else on LinkedIn is out of my netwok. When they out of your network the name isn’t viewable by you. The profile shows up as “LinkedIn Member”.

LinkedIn is a search engine of profiles, so if you want to see more results you will have to increase your network. The only way to increase it is to add connections and join groups. Happy connecting.

Here is my call to action. If you would like continuing information about Social Selling and LinkedIn I’m always happy to connect with people who PERSONALIZE their request. My email address is BruceBix49@gmail.com. If you find this information valuable please pass this on to others who need help with LinkedIn.

I build practically perfect LinkedIn profiles and exemplary executive resumes. Contact me if you need help at 224-221-9700 or Email me at BruceBix49@gmail.com


LinkedIn – More Job Seeker Intelligence – Final 4 Steps

The LinkedIn Recruiter has become THE recruiting tool for online candidate searches, so writing your LinkedIn profile with that in mind can make a huge difference and a return on investment if you follow these steps.

Step #1 Connections – At Least 500 connections

Expanding your connections is the absolute best way to maximize the power of LinkedIn’s network that today stands at over 332 million accounts. 107 million in the USA, and with two new users joining every second!

Maximize your ability to acquire a huge second degree and third-degree connection network by 1) ensuring you have at least 500 connections and 2) targeting those with a large roster of connections themselves (super connectors). The average user on LinkedIn now has 930 connections. How many do you have?

Step #2 Placement of your Summary Skills section is Key

Unless your LinkedIn profile is an Open Profile a LinkedIn Recruiter user can only view the top part of your summary along with your headline, name and education. So by moving your skills section, and on your LinkedIn profile you can move all the major sections, including a list of skills within the first 50 characters of your summary section. Your profile then should list your summary first, yours skills section should follow, then your experience section, and so on

Step #3 Make Sure Your Contact info is plainly visible

Place your name and best ways to contact you at the top of your summary section. Make sure at least an email address and/or cell phone is within the first 100 characters of the summary section if you choose not to have an Open Profile. As in step #2 above this will ensure a recruiter can get in touch with you when your account is not fully visible to all. Also be sure to check under the additional information section “Contact for Career Opportunities.”

One final note make sure on your settings page under “communications” that the types of messages you are willing to receive are “career opportunities”.

Step #4 Attached Resumes

And finally the last step is to make sure if you place your resume on your LinkedIn profile is to create a URL link from SlideShare. Resumes that are attached in PDF and MS Word format and have been uploaded from your desktop or other computer files cannot be viewed in LinkedIn recruiter. Be sure your resume is seen in this tool using something like SlideShare or a personal website using a URL.

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I’m always happy to connect on LinkedIn with people who PERSONALIZE their request. My email address is BruceBix49@gmail.com. If you find this information valuable please pass this on to others who need help.

I build practically perfect LinkedIn profiles and exemplary executive resumes. Contact me if you need help at 224-221-9700 or Email me at bruce@hobknobery.com


Do you Know How to Manage LinkedIn “Contacts” Tags?

LinkedIn has a new profile look, and at the toolbar at the

top of you LinkedIn profile is a tab for network. Hover your

mouse over the word “Network” and a drop down appears. You

will have three selections from which to choose.

1. Contacts

2. Add Connections

3. Find Alumni

Select the contact drop down. A listing of all your connections will appear. There is a small box at the

top of the page that says “Select All”, check the box. To the right of the box will appear a list of

tags or if you are just beginning will be two choices + “Add tags” or * “Manage Tags”. Select Add tags.

Capture TAGS

Type in the title of the new tag you would like and then hit save.

That’s it, you can now categorize all of youe connections with whichever designation or designations you

would like. Have fun tagging!!