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Quality Visuals on a Shoestring

Did you know 90% of the information transmitted to the brain is visual and this is processed 60,000 faster than text?

So it can’t have escaped your attention that visual content is becoming increasingly important in the world of social media, whether that be Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn. This has progressed to the rapid growth of visual platforms such as Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and Snapchat. This phenomenon has been called The Visual Shift and this blog will give you links to some free resources to help you with your own Visual Shift.

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Developing your Connections on LinkedIn

You are probably aware that you have 1st, 2nd and 3rd Degree connections. Anyone outside of these is not in your network.

1st Degree Connections – these are anyone you’ve added to your network, you can message them directly. 2nd Degree Connections –  anyone your 1st Degree connections knows plus any connections in groups you have joined.

Bonus Tip: It appears you can either Connect or Message 3rd degree connections – but a message is the Premium (paid for) option. Why do that when you can connect with them? This is as simple as hitting the Connect button and sending them a message.

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Get Recommended on LinkedIn

LinkedIn says profiles with recommendations are three times more likely to get enquiries. Recommendations are more personal and specific than endorsements and a good way to showcase your expertise.

There is no limit to the number you can give or receive – but you can only one have from each of your connections per role. The Recommendations sections is beneath Skills and your recommendations appear in chronological order. They can be managed by clicking the blue pencil.

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Day 8 LinkedIn Challenge – Add Skills

‘Skills and Endorsements’ is an important section for people that don’t know you. The more skills you list and more endorsements you have, the better it can be for searches whether it’s looking for people matching your skills or viewing your profile for the first time.

You can add up to 50 skills but they only become endorsements when other people endorse you. Only the top three skills are displayed on your full profile although you can click View More to see the others.

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How to Add Sections to your LinkedIn Profile

Now that you have your images, headline and summary sorted you need to go through the rest of the sections of your profile.  LinkedIn is changing all the time, there was a massive change in February 2017 but there have been changes only this week.

Your profile will now show your work experience in chronological order followed by your education, volunteer experience, skills and endorsements, recommendations and accomplishments.

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