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How to successfully approach prospects on LinkedIn and get a dialogue going

Every professional has heard at some stage over the past couple of years that LinkedIn is a goldmine when finding new prospects. Like many though, they don’t know how to utilise it. Sound familiar? This article gives you a simple strategy for how to approach prospects on LinkedIn. How to approach prospects: a 4-step guide …

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Why we need to banish old fashioned thinking and see that business development has changed over the last 10 years

Business development, specifically winning business to grow a client portfolio, has changed hugely in the last 10 years. The established rainmakers in your firm, the older partners, will tell you that it hasn’t changed and that tried and tested methods are the way to go today, but they are wrong in thinking this way. The …

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12 ways your LinkedIn profile will help you get a new job [part 2]

Have you updated your LinkedIn profile recently? Your LinkedIn profile is your shop window to recruiters and potential employers, and the first place which potential recruiters will look when they are considering contacting you. This is the second half of our article on how your LinkedIn profile can help in your job search. You can …

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12 ways your LinkedIn profile will help you get a new job [part 1]

Have you updated your LinkedIn profile recently? Your LinkedIn profile is your shop window to recruiters and potential employers, and the first place which potential recruiters will look when they are considering contacting you. Here are our top twelve tips to make sure your LinkedIn profile is found by the RIGHT people: 1. Consider your …

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5 most effective tactics to build a LinkedIn profile which gets you found by potential clients

I recently did some online research before having a new business meeting with a local firm. As the firm wanted to use social media more effectively I had a look at over 15 of their fee earners’ LinkedIn profiles. Like many firms of their size and maturity, the results of my research didn’t shock me. …

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How to make a strong impactful online presence – without spending your whole life online

When people ask me what are the most important chapters in the Go-To Expert, I point them to chapter 3, 4 and 5. I.e. the part of the book where I talk about packaging your brand to make you irresistible to potential clients. Sadly, this part of business development is often missed out by accountants, …

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Business Development Clinic: I’ve sorted out my LinkedIn profile, now what?

I believe, rightly or wrongly, that the message about needing to have a decent LinkedIn profile is starting to gain some traction. But, I think that there are still many professionals in practice, who are wondering what is the next stage to winning business via LinkedIn. After all, having a decent profile is a big …

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5 things every job seeker needs to know about using social networking to find your next job

Autumn St. John is the content manager for Position Ignite, a website which offers a more inspiring, fun, insightful and creative approach to career support. In this blog post she looks at using social networks to job hunt. It’s a nice idea: getting a new job, or at least an interview, from the comfort of your own …

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Business Development Time Savers: Have a daily LinkedIn routine

In yesterday’s post we looked at how having a completed LinkedIn profile can help save you time with your business development. In today’s post we are still on the theme of saving time with your business development by using social media. In this post we are going to look at what needs to go into …

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