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Did you know you can search your LinkedIn followers as well as your LinkedIn Connection’ Connections now?

LinkedIn says you can Use the Follow Hub to Discover Fresh Perspectives and Manage Your Followers. If you’re interested in finding new perspectives to follow on LinkedIn, check out your follow hub. Here you’ll find relevant recommendations for people, for companies and for publications to follow. You can also see and manage who you’re following and who’s following you — all in one place.

You can also unfollow sources if you no longer want to receive their updates, but would like to remain connected on LinkedIn (don’t worry, your connections will never know you unfollowed them). To find your follow hub, click the “Improve my feed” option in the control menu at the top right of any post in your feed (mobile or desktop).

Following your sources is a great way to stay informed on the topics, news and perspectives that matter in your industry. It’s also a great way to arm yourself with information that can help you be more productive as well as successful at work.

You can ask those following to connect on LinkedIn. You know they have an interest in you because they viewed your profile. View their LinkedIn profile also. There may be a mutual reason to connect. Find out if they went to the same school as you did or are they in the same group(s)s that you are in.

Visibility is opportunity on LinkedIn. Have them join your network so you can increase your visibility on their 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. Let me show you 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 connection 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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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


Can I block Someone from Viewing My LinkedIn Profile?

As of right now LinkedIn will allow you to block a member from viewing your profile. For whatever reason you can block someone from viewing or stalking of your LinkedIn profile. You cannot however block someone that has anonymously viewed your profile. The blocking, once it is activated is Mutual. If you block a first degree connection LinkedIn will not notify your connection.

Here is a list of what LinkedIn does when you select to block a member

When you block a member on LinkedIn, here’s what will happen:

You won’t be able to access each other’s profiles on LinkedIn
You won’t be able to message each other on LinkedIn
If you’re connected, you won’t be connected anymore
We’ll remove any endorsements and recommendations from that member
You won’t see each other in your “Who’s Viewed Your Profile”
We’ll stop suggesting you to each other in features such as “People You May Know” and “People also Viewed”

So make sure this is what you want to do before you block. Here are more details from LinkedIn.

Please note the following regarding blocking:

Blocking doesn’t apply to information you have made public, such as your public profile, content posted in public (open) group discussions, your own public shares, and comments on Influencer posts. You can always review your public profile settings to change how you appear in public search engines.
Mutual connections that you share with someone you’ve blocked, may re-share content created by the person you’ve blocked into your stream. You can choose to hide these updates from your stream.
There is not a way to block anonymous viewers of your profile at this time.

Blocking isn’t supported between a group member and a group manager.
If you’d like to block a manager of a group you belong to, you will need to leave the group first, and then block that person.

If you’d like to block a member of a group you manage, you will need to remove that member from the group and then block that person.

Contact records that have been stored or saved locally to your device need to be removed manually.
If you’re accessing LinkedIn via a mobile device, you could see cached data regarding the blocked member’s profile. To refresh your cache, login and log out of your LinkedIn mobile applications.
If you’re using 3rd party applications that leverage LinkedIn’s APIs you could see cached data of a blocked member on those applications. If that occurs, you’ll want to contact the application for instructions on removing that cached data.

Blocking doesn’t currently apply to mobile, SlideShare, and Pulse.

I know I have had a lot of people asking me about blocking certain individuals from viewing their profile, now it is possible. Whether it’s a coworker, an ex, or someone stalking your profile you have the ability to prevent them from doing so.

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


LinkedIn and Anonymously Who’s viewed Your Profile.

Why would you want to be anonymous when you view other people’s profiles on LinkedIn?

1) You are a recruiter searching for talent. You don’t want the talent to know you are viewing their profile for several reasons. The profile you are viewings doesn’t match all your qualifications. You don’t want the person bugging you for information about the position and who the company is.

2) You are in sales and you need a little business intelligence about a company or person(s) in the company. You need contact information because you want to be prepared for your meeting with the business executive.

3) You are just curious about other people or their profiles.

4) You are in job search. If you are in job search use the “Account and settings link, scroll down to review. On your profile settings is the option for Select what others see when you have viewed their profile. The last selection is “Totally Anonymous”

Used for business intelligence.

Why do you want to be anonymous. Be like a ninja to view a hiring manager or recruiters profile to learn more about them. Where they went to school, look into LinkedIn’s Alumni section, check their summary to see what they are about view their accomplishments. View the groups they are in and if possible join the groups to learn more about the recruiter.

Try a guerrilla strategy and if it is a hiring manager view their recommendations, find out what they value in people they work with or they are managers of. Also view the recommendations they receive to find out what kind of manager or boss they are to work f

Use a keyword search on LinkedIn to find out about your keywords. Where do you rank. Check out the profiles of others with your keywords (ANONYMOUSLY) view their profile. This will show you what keywords they use and where they have them on their profile. So what you want to do is add the keywords to your profile in the exact same sections on your profile.

Just a few reasons to be visible or anonymous, take your pick you can always go back and become visible when you want to be.

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.