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LinkedIn : How not to write a recommendation

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xxxxx is a detail-oriented manager who watches the balance sheet like a hawk without ever losing sight of the strategic objective

Have you received a recommendation as above, or have you sent a recommendation like this to someone ? If answer to either of this is affirmative, read on.

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Written by Mandar Vaze

December 23, 2008 at 7:15 am

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LinkedIn : WordPress App

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LinkedIn recently released several applications to work with their website.  One of them is WordPress Application. In its current shape and form, LinkedIn lets you specify your WordPress blog on your LinkedIn profile webpage.

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Written by Mandar Vaze

November 4, 2008 at 10:15 pm

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LinkedIn : Do Not Dilute Your Brand

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Dont Confuse

Don't Confuse

I was searching to add someone I know, to my LinkedIn network. My first instinct was Google Search. I had not expected any results, but to my surprise, I found two hits for the same person. How do I know it is a same person ? Because of the same photograph on his profile.

My advice to people who are new to LinkedIn. Please take this seriously. This is not another facebook or orkut or twitter. You are not expected to have a profile under your psuedonym on LinkedIn.

If you have multiple profiles for yourself, you are confusing potential opportunities that may come your way. In business lingo You are diluting your brand

To Remove your duplicate account visit Customer Service here, and choose “I have two accounts

 

Photo by Tall Chris

Every Tuesday I publish Tips on How to use LinkedIn effectively for your career. There are several articles that talk about this topic on the net. I present several common sense tips, based on my own experience.

Written by Mandar Vaze

September 30, 2008 at 2:53 pm

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Linked-In : Asking for Recommendation

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I received following email from a friend, I know from college and work, but we haven’t worked together for me to know him professionally.

Sarcasm

Sarcasm

LinkedIn
XXXXX YYYYY has sent you a message.
Date: 9/15/2008
Subject: Recommendation

Am disappointed to know that you don’t have time to write a recommendation for an old friend. 😦 God knows how long it will take you to forget me.

-ZZZZ (XXXXX’s nick name)
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Don’t want to receive e-mail notifications? Adjust your message settings.

© 2008, LinkedIn Corporation

To be fair, I was asked for recommendation from this person at least once it past via LinkedIn, and a reminder via personal email, and IM. But I don’t think sarcasm is going to win them a recommendation.

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Written by Mandar Vaze

September 23, 2008 at 8:29 pm

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Linked-In : What to expect from your connections

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I’ve seen some of the profiles with lot of connections, some very few. But have you thought about why you have so many or so few connections ? I would recommend to remember this advice.

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Written by Mandar Vaze

September 16, 2008 at 7:32 am

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Linked-In : Remove Bad connections

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In my inaugural post of the LinkedIn Tips series, I advised to connect responsibly. So what happens if you didn’t read my post, and now wish you had not connected to certain people ? Don’t despair. There is a way to remedy this situation. Read on.

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Written by Mandar Vaze

August 26, 2008 at 10:16 pm

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LinkedIn : Create your Brand – 2

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In continuation of my last post, today I’ll discuss about other ways to publicize your brand.

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Written by Mandar Vaze

August 19, 2008 at 7:00 am

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