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Those Annoying LinkedIn Notifications – Get Rid of Them!

You know those notifications you get every time someone you wished Happy Birthday to another connection follows up and also wishes them a happy birthday.

Well I finally found a way to get rid of them. At the toolbar on the top right of your LinkedIn profile is a FLAG that lets you know of a new notification. Click on the flag and there is a dropdown of all the people you have congratulated, wished happy birthday to, or someone published on new post on LinkedIn.

Some of the notifications I have will show 50 or 60 other congratulations. Hover your mouse over the offending notification. On the top right of the note there is a time of the last update. Move your cursor over the time stamp in the upper right hand corner and it will turn into and “X”.

Click on the “X” a pop up will appear asking you to confirm that you want to unsubscribe or cancel it. Click on the blue unsubscribe and the notification will no longer appear on your profile. Then you will receive a message that you will no longer receive updates regarding that particular update. YEAH!!

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


LinkedIn brings back Activity feed. So where did they hide it.

It is not like the old activity feed this new version is now on your profile page. It’s hiding behind that little blue button that says “Send a Message”. Click on the dropdown and “View recent Activity” will appear.

When you click on activity a new page will appear and at the top will be RECENT ACTIVITY with a (number) in parenthesis. This will show you the person’s number of activities. If there isn’t any activity you will have a blank page.

“View recent activity is available to your first, second, and third degree connections only. Group members, and profiles of those out of your network you still cannot see their activity.

This works well if you are in sales or even job search. Viewing your prospects or the hiring manager’s activity will give you a little business intellegence. If you are in sales viewing a prospects activity feed may show some pain points. Or if you are in job search viewing a hiring manager’s activity may disclose what type of employee they are looking for.

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 bruce@hobknobery.com


Are You Using LinkedIn Company Pages for Job Search? If you are in job search

this section of LinkedIn is critical to your connecting. There are two areas that are

a storehouse of useful information regarding the company and its employees.

When you click on the company tab on the toolbar at the top of your LinkedIn

page you can search for companies using either keywords or a specific company

name. What shows up is the company profile.

On the company profile page is the Overview Tab, Careers Tab, and Product &

Services Tab. The overview expands so you can view the entire information for the

company and it also shows what the company specialties are. Below the profile are

listings of your first and second connections at the company and below that the news hires and what position they

are filling at the company. If this a target company you should have three connections at this company. One

connection that is a peer, one connection that is in HR, and one connection that is a manager or at the director

level. On the top right hand side of the company

profile it shows the number of your first connections, second connections and all the employees from that company on

LinkedIn.

But the most important part of the page is the section “Check out insightful statistics about (XYZ) employees“. Click

on the link and it will take you to a page where you will learn about the employees with new titles, people that

have left the company, where employees worked before coming to this company, and where employees when to work after

this company. These other companies listed could also be potential target companies

for your job search. At the bottom right of this page is a listing of the most

common skills of (XYZ) employees and a listing of the three most recommended

people at the company. You may want to add some of these skills to your profile.

Finally, the second important feature of the company profile if you are in job search is the “careers’”tab. Click on

the link and it will take you to the careers page. At the top section “why you should work for or reasons you may

want to work for (XYZ) company”.

Then a listing of positions at the company. Some companies have a “why we Love it here” and benefits listing that

the company provides. And one more feature of some company pages is a “reach out to the recruiting team”, which

makes it easy to contact or connect with someone at the company.

Here is to a successful job search with companies.