20 LinkedIn Mistakes to Avoid

20 LinkedIn Mistakes to Avoid

We all make mistakes. It’s just that some are bigger than others.

When it comes to online mistakes on the social web, they are amplified.  This is because the “one to one” communication is now “one to many”.

One of those social media networks that multiplies mistakes as well as amplifying your connections and content is LinkedIn. With the recent opening up of its “publishing platform” to all of its members, the rising importance of Linkedin is now more evident.

With Linkedin’s membership now passing 300 million professionals not looking like a “dork” is important in front of that size crowd.

LinkedIn mistakes to avoid

Here are 20 LinkedIn mistakes to watch out for if you want to look professional and succeed on Linkedin.

  1. Dont send spammy messages to your connections
  2. Don’t over post – once a day is good
  3. Don’t ask people you don’t know for Linkedin recommendations
  4. Don’t criticize or comment negatively on posts in groups
  5. Do not post self serving content in groups that holds no value to members
  6. Don’t send messages to multiple people without unchecking the option “Allow recipients to see each other’s names and email addresses
  7. Don’t ask people to like your Facebook page on LinkedIn. It makes you look like an amatuer… or even worse “desperate”
  8. Don’t ask new connections or people you don’t know to endorse you
  9. Don’t send messages starting with “I see you viewed my profile“… that’s really creepy!
  10. Don’t treat Linkedin like Facebook or Twitter
  11. Don’t use anything other than a professional looking photo
  12. Don’t lie. You will be found out. Look what happened to the former Yahoo CEO, Scott Thompson
  13. Dont send people an invitation with LinkedIn’s default text
  14. Don’t use the “friend” option
  15. Don’t forget to include all your external links to your website, blog or even your Twitter handle.
  16. Don’t leave your Linkedin profile incomplete
  17. Don’t be lazy when sharing links and updates
  18. Don’t use Linkedin groups purely for getting “linkbacks” to your website or blog
  19. Don’t engage on Linkedin without having a clear plan and goals
  20. Don’t assume LinkedIn is just about people that are job hunting

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10 LinkedIn Mistakes to Avoid

Infographic source: Top Dog Social Media

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