My Two Cents – LinkedIn Do’s and Don’ts!


I have spent a lot of time on LinkedIn lately, and have made many valuable new connections!

Weather you want to improve your LinkedIn presence, draw more attention for your business and brand, or draw “eyeballs” for potential job opportunities, this post is a must for you 🙂

Think of your LinkedIn profile as being in a tall stack of resumes. What makes you stand out, and why should somebody click and have a look!

I will expand on these points in future posts; but for today, here is a checklist to keep near!


  • Post a picture
  • Complete your profile
  • Keep your headline simple, and eye-catching
  • Personalize your intro when requesting to connect, and say thank you when people accept
  • Ask for recommendations


  • Post a picture with other people in it, or if your face is not clearly visible
  • Cram too much in to your headline (this includes no email addresses, websites or credentials that have as many letters as the alphabet)
  • Connect and run! Get to know people and engage with them
  • Just post your current job title in the headline – get creative
  • Have grammar errors or bad sentence structure in your profile 

In LinkedIn, go under “People You May Know” and scroll through.

  • What stands out on profiles? What made you click to see more?
  • What made you bypass people and keep scrolling?

This should give you the good, the bad and the ugly of what is happening on LinkedIn!

Have fun learning.


About Tim Mushey

Dynamic and energized sales rep, mentor and leader since 1999. This blog will be about sales, social networking, personal branding, leadership, music and having some laughs! Don’t be surprised if I mix it up on occasion, and talk about something totally different! I thrive on being part of successful, forward thinking teams. I am ready to go from the moment my feet hit the floor each morning, with the expectation that new adventures will be coming my way. It is rare that there isn't a smile on my face, as I take it all in, and have some fun along the way!

Posted on December 28, 2014, in Job Search, Social Media and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. thanks for the tips Tim I need a lot of work on my profile lol

    • Hey Tim! Great to see you here. Take baby steps with the profile. No issues. If you ever have any questions you know where I am. Thanks again for taking the time to comment.

  2. Two obvious things that make me bypass a profile are the photo and say-nothing headline. Another thing that makes me bypass a profile is a barren wasteland of a profile…nothing on it.

    • Hey Bob! I agree 100% with you. Thanks for stopping by. If people have a profile and are interested in getting some attention, those three points need to be worked on! Happy New Year and thanks again for the note.

  3. Thanks for the heads up Tim. I have appreciated you taking a look at my social media and giving me tips and pointers on how to improve. Not only that but you took the time to give me some ideas to improve moving forward!

  4. Very helpful and easy to read!

    • Thanks Hannah! Nice to have you stop by my blog!
      Appreciate it. Yeah I really enjoyed writing the article. I have spent a lot of time on LinkedIn lately, so I figured I should share some observations. Thank again!

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