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Does your LinkedIn Profile make you standout?

Have I got a great article to share with you! Jason Alba, job search guru and JibberJobber founder, tweeted about it on Twitter earlier today. He’s mentioned in the article, hence the tweet.


This article is packed full of such useful information, I can’t add anything other than “do what the article says.” Here’s the link to How to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile: Stand Out to Employers, Recruiters. Read it and then follow me to LinkedIn. I’m off to tweak my own profile.


Be sure to read the comments after the article. You’ll learn how to add bullets and special characters to your profile as well.





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  1. Dean Holmes says:

    For all the people with Outlook, here is a real simple solution to get the LinkedIn Badge on your email signature:

    1. After you login to LinkedIn, look to your left bar and click “Edit My Profile” link
    2. Just under the 2nd Blue box, look for “Promote your profile with customized buttons” and click “customized buttons”
    3. Drag and Drop any of the Button Images (Badges) you like to your desktop – this should save a copy and easy to find
    4. In Outlook (I am using Outlook 2007) go to “tools” and then “options” from the menu bar
    5. From the dialogue box, select the tab “Mail Format”
    6. Toward the bottom, select the button “Signatures”
    7. Select your Signature (or create a new one)
    8. Place your mouse wherever you want the LinkedIn button (Badge) to appear in the edit window below
    9. Look for the icon just above the window you are in for “picture” and click on that
    10. Go to your desktop where you saved the LinkedIn button (Badge) and select that
    11. You should see the LinkedIn button (Badge) in your signature window now
    12. Select the LinkedIn button (Badge) and click the icon just to the right of the “Picture” icon called “insert hyperlink”
    13. In this window look on the left and select the “Existing File or Webpage” icon
    14. Go back to your page you copied the LinkedIn button from, your LinkedIn Profile, and select on the left the “View My Profile”
    15. In the URL Address Bar of your browser, highlight and copy this url
    16. Go back to Outlook and past this url in the window and white box labeled as: “Address”
    17. Save the Signature and hit ok until you are back in the main Outlook window
    18. Test your email signature before using by sending yourself an email and click the LinkedIn button (Badge) AFTER the email arrives to see if your profile is accurate
    NOTE: If you test only with an email that you start as “New Message” in Outlook, you will need to hold the control key down and select the LinkedIn button (Badge)
    Good Luck.


    Dean Holmes
    CSO at Selling At The TOP

  2. dawnbugni says:

    Dean –

    WOW! Great info. Thanks!!


  3. Jason Alba says:

    Thanks for sharing this with your readers Dawn!

    – jason

  4. dawnbugni says:

    Jason –

    THANK-YOU for all the great info you share so willingly.


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