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5 things you should not do on LinkedIn
With some 645 million users in more than 200 countries LinkedIn is without doubt the largest global professional network and a unique shop window for us professionals.
It is important to bear in mind that LinkedIn is primarily a business network. For example, personal information should not be shared in the same way as other social media platforms.
Much has been said by many social media experts about how we should act on the platform, but we encourage you to remember these top 5 practical tips on how to behave while on LinkedIn, as extracted from the article by Robert Glazer, founder and CEO of Acceleration Partners.
- Posting inflammatory comments: raise relevant points or disagree with the content’s author respectfully and constructively.
- Selling via LinkedIn messaging: keep your credibility high by building first an authentic relationship and then then try to sell your ideas or work.
- Tagging unrelated people in your posts for exposure: tag influential people only if they are directly relevant to your content.
- Talking Politics: unless politics is your career, LinkedIn is not the right platform to talk politics, particularly when you are representing your employer.
- Skip the job application process to Senior Leadership: respect the recruitment process avoiding direct requests to top executives of the hiring company.
Wishing you to be productive and successful in your professional life and to keep safe in social media, enjoy Robert Glazer’s full article recently published in Forbes.