LinkedIn Tips as Tweets -- In 140 Characters or Less!

Steve Smithson Managing Director, Talent Genius Ltd

Posted on February 1st 2012

LinkedIn Tips as Tweets -- In 140 Characters or Less!

 These are only brief tips (mainly as they’re all 140 characters or less, so you can share them on Twitter), but if one of them helps you to either get a new job, gain a new client or generally win new business, then it’s worth it. 

Please feel free to ‘share’ them on your Twitter feed or other social networks, like your LinkedIn profile & Keep following for more tips each day.

Please continue to ‘follow’ @talentgeniusltd and @LinkedIn2Biz  for ongoing LinkedIn Tips.

  • Search the events section for many free seminars, networking events & webinars available near you.
  • ‘Back Up’ your LinkedIn profile by clicking on ‘PDF’ on your profile page.
  • Your Activity Feed now shows group discussion posts, status updates & connections. Change in your account settings.
  • As of January 31st, the Tweets module will disappear.
  • Fill out the ‘Experience’ Section with your FULL work History for increased visibility.
  • Female & changed your name when married? Display is after your surname in brackets to be found easier.
  • Switch off notifications from groups that are primarily used for link sharing and direct marketing broadcast.
  • Try adjusting your email filters to always receive emails from trusted email domains like

  • Here’s a Wikipedia List of useful social networking sites
  • Search for your old classmates with LinkedIn Alumni/Classmates:
  • Find some useful LinkedIn Videos at their YouTube Site:
  • LinkedIn is also on Facebook:
  • You can add, change or remove email addresses on your LinkedIn account from the Account section of your Settings page
  • LinkedIn Ads Business accounts must be tied to a Company Page on LinkedIn.
  • LinkedIn Ads Business accounts don’t have profiles or network connections & cannot be found in search
  • The LinkedIn Audience Network is a collection of partner websites that display LinkedIn Ads on their pages
  • The “Who’s Viewed Your Profile” module tells you who’s been looking at your profile recently & how many times you have shown up searches

  • Common email domains like, & can’t be used when creating a company page
  • You won’t see enhanced profile stats if you have a free basic account and have set your privacy settings to remain anonymous
  • You can download a ‘Verification of Death’ if you know someone who has passed away here:
  • The ‘Verification of Death’ form requires an email address registered to the deceased member’s account
  • Find HTML to create a ‘Profile Badge’ here:
  • Add a second email address to help make sure you never get accidentally locked out of your account
  • Search for Service Providers and select based on trusted recommendations from people in your network
  • Open group discussions can be seen by anyone on the web and can be shared on other social networking platforms
  • Clearing your browser’s cache and cookies can help resolve many different problems you might have when using LinkedIn.
That’s all for February, lots of new tips in there for you, don’t forget to share them with your social networks!

Steve Smithson MCIPD


Steve Smithson

Managing Director, Talent Genius Ltd

Thank you for visiting my Profile, I am the Managing Director of Talent Genius Ltd & LinkedIn 2 Business Ltd. I help & support businesses to embrace, use & understand Social Media & how to use it to help win new business, recruit new talent, promote your company & engage with new audiences/potential clients. I'm extremely passionate about showing business professionals how to leverage LinkedIn® to increase business, make new connections, grow your LinkedIn® network & gain success accordingly. European LinkedIn® Business Awards Finalist - Rising Star Of The Year Category.
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Posted on February 1st 2012 at 7:04AM

My first post on here, hope you find it useful!

Holly at Carousel
Posted on February 1st 2012 at 8:28AM

Great idea, thanks for such a useful post. I've already programmed some tweets from this list. Will tweet the actual post in a minute.

One suggestion: Optimise your profile using career related keywords to make you more searchable. 

Thanks again!

Posted on February 2nd 2012 at 3:14AM

Hi Holly,

Thanks for the comment, appreciated. I have a 'Compilation Blog' containing many LinkedIn Tips As Tweets from previous months and will continue to add these on here to share with as many people as possible.