Every social media platform has its own unwritten rules. For instance, posting too many pictures of your baby/dog/breakfast on Facebook is bound to get you hidden from a few newsfeeds. Scheduling the same tweet to post 20 times in a row on Twitter will result in a significant number of unfollows.

While Facebook is primarily for personal networking and Twitter straddles the personal/professional divide, LinkedIn is for professional use only. The vast majority of members know and live this rule (although I do see a strangely incongruous post pop up in my feed every once in a while). But what about the daily dos and don'ts of LinkedIn? Is it acceptable to ask for endorsements? How many times should you post per week? What type of content is acceptable to publish in a group?

If you've ever wondered about any of these questions, you're in luck. The following infographic from Melonie Dodaro contains the answers, as well as 20 handy LinkedIn etiquette guidelines. The next time your finger is hovering over the "Send Message" or "Share Update" button and you're paralyzed with uncertainty, refer to this graphic for direction. It's like having your own personal LinkedIn Miss Manners at your disposal whenever, wherever. 


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Originally published Apr 1, 2015 8:00:00 AM, updated February 01 2017


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