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Polish your Professional Profile on Linkedin Feedback page

Hi, thanks for dropping by. I really appreciate you being here.

You got my free Linkedin Profile Polishing Guide which only goes out to other friends, business partners, clients and those people who have been trained by me or heard me speak at an event, you are among friends here.

I might create other short, practical how-tos on leveraging Linkedin usage. To do that I need feedback. After all, ‘Feedback is the food of Champions.’

I’m now asking you to do 2 things:

  1. Please give me your feedback in the comments area below. This could be about anything in the guide – from the font I used to content. Everything I get back here will help me design and deliver better focused free guides for you and others
  2. Do, please, feel free to copy your Linkedin public profile link into the comments area after you have made a few changes. That way we can all learn from each other.

Of course, I’m always happy to hear from you offline if you prefer. So, over to you – scroll down and let me know what you think of the guide. How can I improve it and keep it free? …..

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  • Richard Maybury January 5, 2015, 2:27 pm

    Delighted that you came across my LinkedIn guide via TEN Tim, and that you found it useful.
    I Have a more current LinkedIn Profile Polishing guide which I share with friends. Let me know if you want a complementary copy.
    Richard

  • Tim Chater January 5, 2015, 2:10 pm

    Richard, I’ve just come across your short guide (via TEN). I found your insight on visibility and profile particularly useful.

  • Richard Maybury October 9, 2014, 3:40 pm

    Glad you find it useful Mark.

  • Mark Dansie October 9, 2014, 3:38 pm

    Nice guide Richard, thanks for the LinkedIn message pointing me towards it, I learnt a few new things today especially around the account settings which I never altered before today. Cheers

  • Richard Maybury December 1, 2013, 9:50 am

    It’s a pleasure Paul, happy you found it useful

  • Paul November 30, 2013, 4:10 pm

    Excellent doc and thanks once again for your support

  • Richard Maybury February 13, 2013, 11:26 am

    Thanks for the feedback John, delighted you found it useful. Are you, by any chance a member of the TEN networking group? Do feel free to linkup with me on Linkedin by the way,
    Richard

  • John Bridges February 13, 2013, 11:20 am

    Hi Richard,

    Really good advice, many thanks.

    Kind regards, John

  • Richard Maybury March 12, 2012, 2:55 pm

    Thanks for your feedback Simon. i’m delighted you found the guide useful.
    Thanks also for the suggestion on page settings. I will do this on next edit.
    I had already reset the document away from Microsoft Calibri fornt to Verdana so it can be read by Macs and iPads.
    This Linkedin productivity guide started life as a free gift to my friends and selected business contacts and has grown with me getting requests from many people now.
    It is still free.
    Richard

  • simon strong March 12, 2012, 2:40 pm

    Richard – this was brilliant. I’ve been meaning to go through my LinkedIn profile and sort it out, and your guide was the prompt… even though I had it opened in my computer for 2 weeks before I finally made myself do it. It’s one of those jobs you know you should do, but can always find something else to do first! Your guide made it soooo much easier. Thank you.

    I loved the simplicity, and taking the reader through it step by step.

    You’ve already heard about mac compatibility, and suggestions of screen grabs. Can I add in that more page breaks would have helped me – so a clear section for each ‘job’ as it were? But that is really a minor niggle and some feedback in case you ever get time on inclination to make the book!

    Thanks again.

    Simon

  • Richard Maybury February 24, 2012, 10:36 am

    Thanks Pentti. You have a wealth of knowledge, skills and experience within your field. I know this because of our relationship.
    Your polishing will reveal these personal assets and attributes to a wider audience.
    Get the T-Cut out and get to work!

  • Pentti February 24, 2012, 10:12 am

    Hi Richard…………a very useful guide containing a lot of info I was not aware of. Seems I need to get to work to polish my profile!

  • Richard Maybury February 15, 2012, 9:14 pm

    Thanks Craig, I’m delighted you found a few nuggets. There’s always room to add a little polish!
    Richard

  • Craig Gordon February 15, 2012, 5:18 pm

    A damned fine guide. While I knew a lot of it, there one or two little nuggets which were really helpful. Thank you Richard

  • Richard Maybury February 14, 2012, 6:42 pm

    My pleasure Lesley, happy polishing!

  • Lesley Howes February 14, 2012, 6:22 pm

    Hi Richard,
    Thank you for taking the time & trouble of producing this helpful guide, and sharing it. Look forward to seeing the next one – off to do the polishing now!
    Best wishes,
    Lesley

  • Richard Maybury February 13, 2012, 2:45 pm

    Thanks for the feedback Ro. All taken on board.
    As far as I am aware you cannot have sub roles on Linkedin … unless anyone knows different.
    Absolutely correct on ‘Select who can see your settings’ Think this should read ‘connections’. Thanks!
    Yes, next time I will put screen shots + better graphics etc into the guide. It is, though mainly for friends and clients….. I suppose i could always polish the guide for selling as a low cost eBook, now there’s a thought. …. back to the day-job though,
    Onwards and upwards Ro,

  • Ro Gorell February 13, 2012, 2:34 pm

    Hi Richard,
    Thanks for the ‘polish your profile guide’ which was really useful. Well done on getting it out there and for sharing. Much appreciated. Overall, this is a great guide and useful checklist for anyone creating or updating their profile on LinkedIn.
    Suggestion for further improvements – the section on current and past roles – when I added an additional current role it overwrote my headline and role – which wasn’t what I wanted. I just wanted to show this as a subsection to my main role. So just to be aware of that.
    Polishing up other key account settings – think there might be a typo – it says’ Select who can see your settings’ Think this should read ‘connections’?
    Would have been even better with actual examples to look at. Know that this might be more work but maybe you could screen print your own profile and use this?

    Thanks again for sharing generously and for a very useful guide. Good luck with it and other guides. I wait eagerly.
    Ro 😉

  • Richard Maybury February 10, 2012, 5:49 pm

    Thanks Bob. Delighted you found it useful. Here’s to further success for http://www.workplacestars.com/ in 2012

  • Bob Ebers February 10, 2012, 5:46 pm

    Hi Richard,
    WONDERFUL CONTRIBUTION! I found your LinkedIn recommendations very helpful. Made some changes. With appreciation for your work, Sincerely, Bob Ebers

  • Richard Maybury February 10, 2012, 9:01 am

    That’s great Stuart. Having a common framework for Linkedin is a great idea. As is having a Company page, which Shipleys llp has.

  • Stuart Dey February 10, 2012, 8:52 am

    Thanks Richard! This has arrived when we are on the cusp of introducing some linked-In standards and guidlines for our people. As I would expect from you, it’s very helpful in suggesting what to do and HOW to do it – with some priorities – not pontification and unrealistic goals so common in this area! Now, on with that update!

  • Richard Maybury February 9, 2012, 11:33 pm

    WOW James, thanks for the heads-up on the Font rendition on your Mac. You got a pile of question marks!! The font used in the Guide is Calibri and I did not know about this rendering problem on Macs. I will check out tomorrow and – if necessary – reset the guide.

  • Richard Maybury February 9, 2012, 11:28 pm

    Totally agree John. I am sure I am not alone in thninking there is something not quite right when I see a Linkedin profile without a photograph. I do know people who do not have photos but how are they perceived by those who do not know them yet?
    I know the difference that your own headshot service makes to the professional profile of people I know.
    For me it is a no-brainer – you must have a professional looking headshot – and I can advocate John’s service in that regard.

  • Richard Maybury February 9, 2012, 11:23 pm

    Thanks James. I am hoping to add a few more such guides for my subscribers. One area of keen interest is Linkedin and I think that we could all learn from each other. Ideas for other guides are in motion!

  • John Cassidy February 9, 2012, 11:01 pm

    Great info here Richard. I would like to mention your profile photo is the first thing people look at when they view your profile. If there is no photo many people move on. Recent research also suggests that it takes less than one tenth of a second for someone to decide whether to trust you or not by looking at your photo.

    When posting a photo you also have to think about the message it says about you, it has to be congruent with the rest of your personal brand/profile.

  • James Marwood February 9, 2012, 10:09 pm

    Many thanks for this Richard, really very useful.

    I’d love to see more of these of these short guides.

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