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New LinkedIn Skill Pages Have Been Updated! Do you know how to use them?

Yes, LinkedIn skill pages are back. But having access to the information is not obvious. LinkedIn hid it in plain sight. The first step is to go to your profile page and click on the BLUE “View Profile as” button. The blue button changes to “send a message”. Instead of the edit mode, where the edit pencils show up whenerver you hover your mouse over different sections of your profile, you want to view your profile as your connections do.

When you are viewing your profile as a connection you can click on a skill which actually becomes a hyperlink and takes you to a LinkedIn “TOPIC” page. Make sure you click on the skill not the number of endorsements.

People you know have this skill. It will list the top people on LinkedIn that have this skill. Take a look at their profile and see what skills they have listed on their profile. If you are in the same industry do you have those skills also listed on your profile? If you don’t maybe you had better add them for your keyword search results.

Lynda see what there is to study about YouTube from Lyndadotcom.

Pulse articles written by members of LinkedIn regarding the subject of YouTube. It will show you the most popular posts by LinkedIn members that have been written about the subject.

Slideshare, next if you scroll down the page you will see a listing for the most popular items that have been written about YouTube on the SlideShare platform which is owned by LinkedIn.

Jobs that use this skill. Check out all of the jobs listed on LinkedIn that use that skill.

LinkedIn groups, all the groups on LinkedIn regarding that skill or are about subject matter or expertise of that skill.

People also know, scroll down more and there will be a listings of similar skills that people also have on their profiles.

All the info from above about skills is in the expanded version. I just found out there is a consolidated version which looks a little different which is shown below. Not all of the above info is displayed but most of it is. Not sure what drives the version you look at or which one LinkedIn decides to show you.

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

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5 reasons My Daily News Source is Now LinkedIn!

Remember when you only had the newspaper to read for all your daily information? News, both local and national, as well as sports, business, comics, and jobs!

PULSE: Now LinkedIn brings you a myriad of news sources consolidated into your linkedIn profile. Not just the Pulse section which you can configure to your liking. Yes, you can choose the news you want to see on your homepage by just hovering your mouse over the word PULSE or the square blue PULSE LOGO.

Either one is a hyperlink that will take you to the PULSE home page where you will have three choices, Your news, Top posts, and Discover.

CHANNELS: “Your News” is what you have selected from the various 50 different industries or channels to choose from and the over 230 individual news sources such as the BBC to WIRED. They have news for the sports fan and the video gamers as well.

PUBLISHERS: Once you have the channel selected you can then select which news source or publishers you would like to get your information from. There are over 250 news sources on LinkedIn. From Bloomberg or INC. to Techcrunch or Wired and everything in between.

CONNECTIONS: After checking on the national or international news I check my connections. At the toll bar at the top of your page scroll over connections and the drop down will provide choices. My choice is keeping in touch. When you select “keeping in touch” LinkedIn provides you with news from your connections. Do they have a birthday, did they land a new position, were they mentioned in the news or are they having a work anniversary.

HOMEPAGE: After congratulating my connections and wishing them happy birthday, the next step is to check my home page. What is on the home page is a never ending flow of information about my connections. Who they have connected with, who they endorsed and what companies or groups they have followed or joined. The home page also includes who posted a new publisher blog, or who has a new profile picture. There are so many other things on the home page to follow or comment on.

I chose this feed from my homepage for the story about “No you can’t pick my brain, It costs too much”.
This was an article written in Forbes, shared by one of my connections, from a group I am in.

You can get your news and read it in any order you want on LinkedIn. I know other people that start with the keeping in touch first and then checking the Homepage. Whichever way you choose it’s your news and your profile. Use it to your advantage.

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


Adding LinkedIn Pulse News Channels to Share on Your Profile.

Did you know that you can add news channel feeds to your LinkedIn profile. Whatever your industry you have the ability to showcase your specific industry channels for your connections to view. The channels are located at the bottom of you profile.

If your industry is accounting there are several channels in Pulse to choose from. The first one is the accounting channel, some others in related industries are banking and finance, big data, and the economy.

Why as a job seeker would I want to show these channels from Pulse on my profile?

One reason is to show those recruiters that are looking at your profile that you are keeping up with industry information. It also shows that you are knowledgeable about social media and willing to share your information with others.

The really neat thing about Pulse on your LinkedIn profile page is that you can also select the publishers you want your news to come from. Then these news icons are added to your profile and become LIVE links.

When a recruiter scans your profile and views the icon for social media, for instance, and scrolls across the icon then clicks on it, it then sends the viewer to the home page of social media to view the articles from the publishers you have selected.

Recruiters don’t want to present a technology dinosaur, they want someone that is current and tech savvy. So you get be the curator of news, the subject matter expert, the news source, the one everyone turns to for industry information. You can pick as many channels as you want to add to your profile.

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

I write practically perfect LinkedIn profiles and exemplary executive resumes. Contact me at 224-221-9700 or Email me at BruceBix49@gmail.com.


3 reasons to use the New LinkedIn “Pulse”!

It used to be called “Today” now LinkedIn has renamed it and incorporated it into the Home page of your profile. It’s the news and insights you need to know. It includes “Your News”, Influencer Posts, All Influencers, All Channels, and All Publishers.

Let’s start with All Influencers, these are professionals from a variety of industries speaking about industry insights and career advice.

Influencers are the specific industry professionals you have chosen or selected to receive news and insights from.

All Channels, you have 35 channels to stay on top of topics and news sources that interest you. These are articles that you have selected from various industries and professions that you would like to read about.

All Publishers are actual news sources for you to stay connected with the latest news and analysis such as the Wall Street Journal, Time, CNBC, and Forbes. There are currently 39 news publishers to choose from.

“Your News”, when you put it all together what you get is “Your News” which is specifically designed and curated by you from the various Influencers, channels, and Publishers.

The first reason to use “Pulse” would be stay informed of the happenings in your industry.

The second reason to use “Pulse” would be to stay top of mind with your connections and network

The third reason to use “Pulse” would be to share the information from your news in your groups and become the go to person in your industry.

So spend some time choosing your news, your Influencers, your channels and your publishers so you ARE the Subject Matter Expert (SME) that everyone want to connect with.

I’m always happy to connect on LinkedIn with people who read my blog. My email address is BruceBix49@gmail.com. If you find this info valuable please pass this on to others who need help.

I write practically perfect LinkedIn profiles and exemplary executive resumes. Contact me at 224-221-9700 or Email me at BruceBix49@gmail.com.