About Eduard Jovanovic

Belgrade based designer specializing in Web, UI and Identity design. Also a web developer, illustrator, photographer, blogger. Founder of reSabi Media.

Guacamole, delicious Mexican avocado dip

Guacamole dip

Foto: GI365

Guacamole is a very tasteful Mexican avocado dip. If you are inviting your friends to a house party you can serve it with chips (corn chips, nachos or something similar), or with lunch.

This is a simple recipe. Across the web you can find countless different recipes, but this is a simpler variation with locally available ingredients. Never let the lack of ingredients stop you from making delicious food!

Tip: Leave the avocado a few days so it can ripen and soften.

Ingredients:

  1. 2 ripe avocados
  2. 3 cloves garlic
  3. 1 smaller or a half of a bigger onion
  4. half a lemon (squeezed)
  5. 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  6. salt to taste

Preparation [10 minutes]

  1. Squeeze lemon
  2. Cut avocado halfway and take out seed. Scoop out avocado with a tablespoon. Using a fork mash the avocado. Sprinkle it with lemon juice.
  3. Chop onion and garlic as fine as you can. I do not recommend the use of a blender, but leave it so you can chew it. Pour the avocado puree.
  4. Mash it until you achieve desirable structure.

Variations

Some people prefer adding thinly minced tomato, cilantro or/and mint to increase the effect of freshness, so if you want, try these variations as well.

Pork Goulash with Porcini Mushrooms recipe

Goulash is a traditional stew from Hungary, though it’s also spread across the Balkans and most of Central Europe.

Here’s an adapted version using dried porcini mushrooms to add a rich meaty flavour and strength to the already strong stew.

Pork Goulash with mushrooms recipe

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 0.5kg pork
  • 2 larger onions
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1 dry (smoked) paprika
  • half tsp of ground hot paprika (if you like it spicy)
  • 1 tsp vegeta
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 bay leaves

Preparation (20min+1h)

  1. Chop the pork into tiny pieces, removing all the meat gristle.
  2. Mince the onion. Pour some oil in a pot to cover the bottom, and fry the onion. When the onion gets the golden colour, add the meat and crunch the dry paprika in.
  3. Fry until meat gets nearly done (grayish-brown color), stirring so it doesn’t stick.
  4. Add water to cover the meat + about half liter. Add the remaining ingredients – mushrooms, cayenne, hot paprika, vegeta, salt, pepper and bay leaf.
  5. Cook for about an hour, until meat is very tender.

Add a bit of flour to make it thicker if you like.

That’s it. Fairly simple to make, and very strong flavour.

 Serve with boiled potatoes, rice or gnocchi.

18 cities you should visit at least once in your lifetime

Is it the crowds of people, the buzzing of cars and boats, or the amazing architecture that makes urban travel so attractive? Or perhaps the amount of activities and entertainment you can find around?

If you’re into city exploring as much as I am, you’re definitely going to enjoy discovering these cities, and most probably wish to explore those you haven’t already. Or, why not, find new excitements in the ones you’ve already visited.

London, United Kingdom

London Sunset

Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and the Thames river in London: Pablo Fernández, Flickr

Probably the grooviest city on Earth, capital of it’s last global empire, a cool blend of conservative and liberal culture. It is the capital of the theaters, galleries and museums that treasure heritage of the whole world. London is also home to unique double-decker buses, Austin cabs and the oldest operating and most complex metro network. Don’t miss the Houses of Parliament with the Big Ben, the British Museum, Westminster abbey, London Eye, the Tower bridge or the Tower.

Barcelona, Spain

Panoramic view of downtown Barcelona

Panoramic view of downtown Barcelona and the harbor from Montjuic, by reSabi Media

I’m not sure if it’s the Mediterranean climate, the city’s architecture and legacy or the people, but there’s something very inspiring about Barcelona. Gaudi’s masterpieces, the Gothic town, the legacy of Picasso, Miro and Dali, and the neighboring summer resorts bring millions of visitors to this city every year. Barcelona’s must see sights are the Sagrada Familia, Montjuic, Parc Guell and the Barri Gotic. A bit less famous but really worth visiting is the Ciutadela park, with it’s secession style castle and triumphal arch.

Vienna, Austria

Belvedere palace in Vienna

Belvedere palace in Vienna, via Wikipedia

Once the capital of the mighty Hapsburg empire, Vienna is today the cultural capital of Central Europe. Vienna is famous for it’s baroque and roccoco palaces and spectacular royal gardens, as well as the blue Danube. There’s plenty attractions for architecture and art lovers, among others the Schönbrunn and Belvedere palaces, St. Stephen’s cathedral, the Danube Tower, the Secession building or the former Gasometers converted into residential buildings. There’s also Prater amusement park, and a very long recreation lake going parallel with the Danube.

More on Wien.info

Prague, Czech Republic

Prague, view from Charles bridge, via Wikipedia

Also known as the golden city, Prague is becoming more and more popular thanks to it’s romantic medieval city core, the bridges over the Vltava river and the magnificent castle. Prague is also known for the best beer.

Budapest, Hungary

Budapest

Budapest is charming even in the crappiest weather, by reSabi Media

There’s so many sights along the Danube in Budapest, each more spectacular than the other. Don’t miss the magnificent Parliament, the Buda castle, Chain Bridge, Fishermens’ bastion, or the Matthias church.

Learn more about Budapest here.

Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade and Big War island seen from Zemun

Belgrade and Big War island seen from Zemun, by reSabi Media

The Serbian capital is slowly regaining it’s place on Europe’s travel map thanks to it’s unique spirit, the ancient citadel Kalemegdan overlooking the union of the Sava and Danube rivers, the crazy nightlife and it’s unique architectural and cultural contrasts. Among the top attractions of Belgrade is the impressive legacy from Tito’s Yugoslavia, the museum of Nikola Tesla and one of the finest river beaches in Europe. Belgrade is also one of the oldest capitals in the world with over 7000 years of history.

Learn more about Belgrade here.

Rome, Italy

Piazza San Pietro

Panorama of Rome and the St. Peter’s basilica: Pablo Fernández, Flickr

The romantic capital of Italy is also known as “the eternal city”. It was the biggest and most advanced metropolis of the world two thousand years ago. It’s power remained through the middle ages since it’s been the residence of the Pope and capital to the Roman Christian world. Today many monuments remain from those times, such as the Pantheon, Colosseum, the Forum – one of the largest archaeological sites with many attractions, and the palace of Nero, the basilica of St. Peter and Vatican, the Sistine chapel. There are many other attractions in Rome, such as the famous Fontana di Trevi, the Spanish steps or the bridges over Tiberius river.

Athens, Greece

The Acropolis in Athens, Greece.

Athens panorama and the Acropolis by Pixinn, via Wikipedia

The Greek capital is famous for its acropolis with the Parthenon and other ancient monuments, but its also a busy Eastern Mediterranean metropolis.

Cairo, Egypt

View from Cairo Tower

View from Cairo Tower, via Wikipedia

Cairo is one of the largest and most famous metropolises in Africa, but is mostly famous for it’s pyramids, the Nile and the Egyptian museum. A creepy attraction of Cairo is also the city of the Dead, where people live among the deceased.

Los Angeles, California (USA)

Los Angeles skyline and mountains

Los Angeles skyline and mountains, via Wikipedia

This city has appeared countless times in TV series and in movies, no wonder, since it’s the center of film industry. L.A. occupies a large valley and the surrounding mountain slopes. It’s actually a megalopolis composed of independent but interconnected cities and towns. Some of it’s most popular attractions are the Santa Monica pier, Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Disneyland.

San Francisco, California (USA)

Downtown San Francisco

Downtown San Francisco, via Wikipedia

San Francisco is famous both for it’s bridges and for it’s blend of cultural influences, unique in America. It has also been the site of many films and series, especially sitcoms. Together with the surrounding area it is the world center of the IT business. The best known landmarks of San Francisco are the Golden Gate and Bay bridges, Alcatraz Island, the Ferry terminal, the Coit Tower and TransAmerica Pyramid.

Tokyo, Japan

Skyscrapers of Shinjuku Tokyo and mount Fuji

Skyscrapers of Shinjuku, Tokyo and mount Fuji, via Wikipedia

The capital of Japan is estimated to be the biggest city on earth. It’s shear size as well as the curious Japanese culture that combines the cutting edge of technology with the thousands of years old tradition make Tokyo a destination you should visit at least once in your lifetime.

Madrid, Spain

Panorama of downtown Madrid

Panorama of downtown Madrid, by reSabi Media

Madrid may not be the most popular Spanish city, but is the largest, and probably most interesting. It’s medieval core is flanked by the royal palace and the colossal Almudena cathedral, and is full of tiny plazas to enjoy your afternoon at. Madrid is also home to Santiago Bernabeu, one of the most famous football stadiums in the world, and the impressive Atocha station with it’s indoor botanical garden, featured in one of our previous articles.

Moscow, Russia

Red Square, Moscow

Red Square, Moscow, via Wikipedia

Moscow is the largest city in Europe with more than 10 million inhabitants. There are too many things to see there for one list, but I’ll name just a few of the most famous: St. Basil’s cathedral, the Kremlin, Red Square, Lomonosov university, Bolshoi theatre, Ostankino tower, etc.

Stockholm, Sweden

Kornhamnstorg, Stockholm

Kornhamnstorg, Stockholm, via Wikipedia

The Swedish capital is the pearl of the Baltic sea, located on islands and canals between the sea and lake Malarn. Stockholm‘s colorful old town, baroque palaces, countless boats and cruiser ships give this northern city a unique look and feel. Don’t miss the national parliament, the Royal palace, Vasa nautical museum, or the Swedish village.

Sydney, Australia

Sydney from the Harbour Bridge with the Queen Mary 2 docked

Sydney Opera and skyline from the Harbour Bridge with the Queen Mary 2 docked, via Wikipedia

Sydney is Australia’s largest city, and one of the most exotic metropolises in the world. It is also one of the largest in territory. The Sydney zoo is one of the most famous in the world. Beware of poisonous spiders, though.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai Burj al Arab and Burj Khalifa

Dubai Burj al Arab and Burj Khalifa (far in background), by Pete the painter, Flickr

Often called the playground of the architects, Dubai is the largest construction site in the world, with about 10% of all construction work taking place in this city. In the last 30 years, they’ve built the tallest tower – Burj Khalifa, the Palm and World islands, as well as the famous Burj Al Arab 7 star hotel.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro: seier+seier, Flickr

Rio de Janeiro is the second largest city of Brazil and third in South America. It is the world capital of carnivals, football and samba. The most popular attractions of Rio are the Copacabana beach, Christ the Redeemer statue, and the largest football stadium in the world – Maracana. This year Rio will host the FIFA World cup, and in 2016 the Olympic games.

Private swimming pool design ideas

From time to time, I find some really cool solutions for swimming pools that I’d use if I can afford a swimming pool in my patio or lounge one day.

An ideal pool in my opinion has to be long enough to swim in (no need to be too wide, one or two lanes are enough), covered, if possible with a photo-grey glass, and of course with some privacy.

While I haven’t yet seen one exactly like that, here are some of my favorite runner-ups:

awesome patio pool design

Hobbs Ave House By Giorgi Exclusive Homes – Australia ᴷᴬ via Architecture & Engineering More here.

Long semi indoor pool

©fotoenricocano, via archatlas @ Tumblr

Indoor pool converted into boutique, Tokyo

via Dezeen

St Alban’s House by Rory Brooks Architect

St Alban’s House by Rory Brooks Architects, via Home Adore

Outdoor swimming pool, with retractable mobile...

Outdoor swimming pool, with retractable mobile roof. Dordogne, France. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

An idea for the richer, via Architecture & Engineering

An idea for the richer, via Architecture & Engineering

Pool for jumpingThe last one, if designed well, could also be great for jumping off the cascade.

Quick Vegan Paprikash Stew Recipe

Vegan paprikas

Paprikash is a delicious paprika based stew that will lift your sipirits and warm  you up during cold winter days, though you can enjoy it whenever you prefer. Of course, as always in reSapiens Kitchen, this recipe was invented using ingredients I already had at home. As there wasn’t any suitable meats, I’ve made a vegan paprikash with dry porcini mushrooms.

Ingredients [2 people]

  • 1 smaller onion
  • 1 medium potato
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 dl tomato sauce (or 2 spoons of tomato puree)
  • 1 dry (smoked) paprika
  • 1 tsp of ground paprika (sweet and/or hot)
  • 1 tsp vegeta
  • a handful of dry porcini mushrooms
  • 2 tbsp frying oil
  • peppercorns, salt to taste

Preparation [20 min]

  1. Fry a small onion, some dry paprika and ground paprika.
  2. Add water, salt, vegeta, peppercorns and mushrooms.
  3. Dice potatos and carrots and pour in.
  4. If you want, you can also add a bit of tomato paste.
  5. Cook until potatos are soft, but not too soft (if too soft it will dissolve and add a flour-like texture to the stew).

Who needs the sea with a pool like this?

San alfonso del Mar pool

San alfonso del Mar pool, By Crystal Lagoons (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

The largest pool in the world is located in San Alfonso del Mar, Chile and has over 1 kilometer length, sandy beaches, plenty of space for sailing and windsurfing and much more.

San Alfonso del Mar is a private resort in Algarrobo, Chile, about 100 km west of the capital Santiago.

San alfonso del Mar pool beach

San alfonso del Mar pool beach, via Planet Apex

This magnificent piece of architecture is 1013 m long, covering 8 ha (20 acres),containing some 250,000,000 litres of seawater, with a maximum depth of 35 m (115 ft). The water is pumped from the Pacific Ocean, filtered, and treated.

Swimming in the ocean is banned here.

Downtown Madrid photo tour – part 2

It’s been more than a year since I published the first part of this photo tour, in part due to lack of time, and in part due to laziness. Sorry for that. The next one will come sooner. 🙂

In this collection, I’d like to share with you a couple more cool photos of this fascinating city, one of Europe’s imperial capitals.

Madrid panorama with skyscrapers at dawn

Madrid panorama with skyscrapers at dawn

Monument to Miguel de Cervantes

Colossal monument to Miguel de Cervantes at Plaza de España

Monument to Don Quijote

Monument to Don Quijote (and Sancho Panza), the most famous masterpiece of Spanish literature

Central Madrid

Central Madrid

Over and under the bridge

Over and under the bridge

Red house with crest

Red house with crest

Statue of king Felipe IV

Statue of king Felipe IV

Lovely square in downtown Madrid

Lovely square in downtown Madrid

Puerta de Toledo, Madrid

Puerta de Toledo

Palacio de telecomunicaciones

Palacio de telecomunicaciones

Cibeles fountain

Cibeles fountain

Street musicians band

This street musicians band sounds very good.

Rooftops from Reina Sofia museum

Rooftops from Reina Sofia museum

Almudena Cathedral, bit blurry though :(

Almudena Cathedral, bit blurry though 🙁

Belen

A Christmas tradition in Spain is to make a Belen (representation of the birth of Jesus)

Scale model of the Gran Via

Scale model of the Gran Via

Paseo de la Castellana

Towards new Madrid

Cool fountain in the Chueca district

Cool fountain in the Chueca district

Madrid panorama with the snow-covered Sierra

Madrid panorama with the snow-covered Sierra

Entering Retiro park

Tree-shaped sculptures welcome you to Retiro park

Beautiful flora at Retiro park

Beautiful flora at Retiro park

That’s all for now, but stay tuned, for there’s more photos coming soon. I hope you enjoyed this photo tour. Please share and comment. 🙂

Grilled chicken and veggies recipe

Here’s another fast, delicious and affordable recipe, which you can sometimes prepare with ingredients you already have (if you fave some chicken breasts in the freezer), or with minimal shopping.

This recipe is inspired in Chinese cuisine, it is fairly light yet fulfilling.

It is best accompanied with rice, but some mashed potatoes can also do the trick.

Ingredients [serves 4]

  1. 0.5kg lean chicken breasts
  2. 2 carrots
  3. 3 cups of shredded cabbage
  4. 1 smaller onion
  5. 3 cloves garlic
  6. 0.5kg mushrooms

Preparation [20min]

This is one of the very few reSapiens recipes where the order of inserting actually matters (meat goes first).

  1. Dice the chicken breasts and chop the vegetables and mushrooms into thin (not too thin!) slices.
  2. Pour a few drops of olive oil on a non-sticking skillet and put on medium heat.
  3. Pour in the chicken dices and let grill alone till it gets light brown on each side, stirring it from time to time. It shouldn’t take more than 5 minutes.
  4. Add the mushrooms and onion, and leave for another 2 minutes so they let some water out.
  5. Add the veggies and increase the heat. Grill them for about 2 minutes. This way they will remain fresh and crispy.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste.

If you wish, you can also add a handful of peanuts, balsamic vinegar or soy sauce for a stronger flavor.

Serbian bean stew recipe – easy, affordable and delicious!

Serbian Bean Stew
Many people think that a bean stew is hard to prepare, but actually it’s a piece of cake!

This is my favorite recipe and I stick with it because it’s delicious, practically prepares itself and feeds up to 10 people for less than €10 (in Serbia).

What you do need is plenty of time, because depending on how old the beans are, it should be cooking for 2-4 hours (the older they are, the more time they need to get softer).

INGREDIENTS (FOR 10 VERY HUNGRY PEOPLE):

  • 1 kg white beans
  • 1 kg smoked meat (knee, ribs, bacon or combination). Don’t forget to ask your butcher to cut it in half so you can place it in the cauldron. Some people prefer sausage instead of smoked meat. 😉
  • 1 big onion, minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 5-6 peppercorns
  • Salt to taste
  • Zaprška (Roux):
    • 2-3 tbsp oil (I use regular, but if you prefer olive, that shouldn’t be a problem)
    • 1 tbsp white flour
    • 3 cloves garlic
    • 1 tsp cayenne pepper

Tools needed

  • Large kitchen pot
  • Skillet
  • Wooden spoon

Preparation (2-3 hours)

The night before

Wash the beans and leave in water overnight so they get thicker and softer. In case you can’t or forget to do this, no worries, just repeat step 1. (below) one more time.

Cooking

  1. Put the beans in a pot, add water to cover every bean, bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes. Then pour off that water and add a new one. Adding a teaspoon of baking soda in this step will make your bean stew more “environmentally friendly” (won’t produce too much gasses).
  2. When the new water boils again, reduce the fire to the minimum while it keeps boiling, add minced onion, meat, peppercorns and bay leaf.
  3. Cook until the beans become tender (2-3 hours), occasionally adding water. When done, try it and add salt if necessary.
  4. Zaprška (roux): Mince the garlic. Pour the oil in the skillet, add the flour and stir until light brown. Add the garlic and cayenne and stir for about a minute more, until the garlic gets a golden color.
  5. Pour the zaprška into the bean stew and cook for another 5-10 minutes.

Serve with

In Serbia, the bean stew is usually served with coleslaw (sweet or pickled cabbage salad), fresh onion or roasted paprika salad. In Spain, on the other hand, a similar bean stew is served with boiled rice, a meal called Moros y Cristianos, so depending on your taste, you can try some of these variations, or suggest your own in the comments below!

Prijatno!

History of Modern Art the Fun Way – Man Hunting Fly

How would Monet, Picasso, Dali or Kandinsky draw a man hunting a fly? These drawings are a parody of modern art styles and their most famous works of art, all depicting a man hunting a fly.

Of course, there is much more to each style than the stereotype, but the illustrator pretty much nailed it with these.

Check them out, it might make it easier to understand and remember the many styles of visual art of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Modern art parody - man and flyVia 9Gag

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Incredibly cheap DIY speakers for your smartphones

This video shows us a cool and easy way of making speakers that amplify the sound of your smartphone built-in speakers.

Have in mind that you have to make the gaps in the plastic cups as precise as possible, and that the quality of the cups may influence the sound. Also, the painting roll has a better sound isolation than the paper roll.

In this other video you can see that a similar but poorly crafted DIY speaker system gives a pretty crappy sound.

Bonus tip: wood is the best material for loudspeakers. If you can find a way to use it, feel free to try. 😉

How micro farming saves both your wallet and the planet

Even though micro farming got very popular during the last decade, the concept has been around for centuries.

Micro farming pop bottles

Image via: Foodista.com

In the middle ages, peasants didn’t have much land for themselves, so they had to use it wisely. Also, there were no freezers, it took weeks to months to get from one side of a country or continent to another, so most of the food had to be grown locally because there was no choice.

With the industrial revolution also came the agricultural revolution, bringing huge farms, storage and delivery solutions that made it easier to farm in one part of the world and deliver to others.

However, while this revolution presented a much wider variety of goods, it also has it’s bad sides:

  • It’s either too expensive, or low quality (often GMO)
  • The industrial process involved pollutes the factories surroundings, and so does the livestock and poultry farming.
  • The means of transportation pollute air, water or earth.

The benefits of micro farming

Depending on the space available in your home/garden, you can plant anything from a few herbs, to fruits and veggies that can provide enough supplies for your family and friends. Even if you live in a big city, you can at least cultivate a few herbs near a window or at the balcony.

This will lower your supermarket / farmers’ market bill, save you the time of buying, and it is also beneficial for the environment as it removes the transportation from the equation.

Probably the most important benefit of micro farming is the quality of the food you get. You’ll know it’s all organic unless you put some poison into it yourself.

If you happen to grow more than you need, off course, you can even sell the excess, resulting in a nice extra income. Who knows, maybe you can even make a business out of it!

And then last, but not the least, there’s the fun and joy of gardening and cultivating these plants, so, why don’t give it a try?

Further reading and ideas:

 

Build up a winning LinkedIn profile

Effective LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn is probably your most powerful marketing tool if you’re looking for either a higher quality client or employer, and your profile on the network shouldn’t be neglected. Here are some tips for making a successful LinkedIn profile that will bring you new professional opportunities.

Your profile should be complete and clean

So, should you fill it with anything that comes to your mind? No. Take your time to craft and filter the information in an appealing and convincing way. Nobody likes to read extremely long sentences or self-hailing novels. Busy people especially prefer “scannable” content.

That being said, take time to fill all relevant information inputs. So, you love puppies – doesn’t every normal person love them? Can that be of any importance to a potential employer or client? Think about how does that info make you stand out, what these say about your personality, and if they can be useful in a professional way. If so, you can post it in your Interests profile, and keep it at the bottom of your profile page (we’ll discuss layout further down).

Upload a professional looking photo

Unless your profession requires it, it doesn’t need to be a tux, but you shouldn’t really put photos of you making crazy faces, or with half-naked people on the beach, etc. Also, if you have a baby-face, you might consider placing a photo that doesn’t make you look like you entered from dad’s computer to play online. If you can’t find a decent photo, maybe you can use the one from your id or another document.

Proofread it

A text with lots of bugs is much harder to focus on, and it makes you look like you don’t care. While that attitude might give you pluses on Twitter and Facebook, on LinkedIn you have to show you care.

Add images

Images almost always make a page full of text easier to scan, and attract the eyes of the viewer. Quality images will help you bring more attention and stand out from the crowd, while showcasing your best work. If you don’t work with images, you might want to consider hiring a designer to help you visualize your work.

Get recommendations

If you’ve worked with some of your connections and you believe they could recommend you, ask them for a recommendation. Nothing beats the recommendations.

Rearrange the info boxes layout for best fit

You might be more proud of your extracurricular activities than the place you work at or the schools you went to. If that’s the case, you can rearrange the boxes to first showcase what you think is more appealing to your target audience.

Constantly Tweak and Update

This goes for every product you put out there, and your social media profiles aren’t the exception. If you’re ie. a designer and just finished a project that’s way better than one at your profile, substitute it. Do so whenever you finish a great project, complete a course, earn new skills or have any job updates.

Bring attention to yourself without being excentric and annoying

There are several ways to bring attention to your LinkedIn profile without annoying the audience:

1. Cross-link it with your other online properties (eg. your home page, blog, Facebook, About.me or Google+ pages)

2. Join groups that suit your interests (or start one), and participate in group discussions offering your point of view, expertise or fresh ideas. Once again, don’t be a spammer. This can only be contra productive and you might even get banned.

LinkedIn spammers

2nd comment – LinkedIn spammers. Would you hire someone that sounds desperate?

3. Post relevant updates to your timeline or the groups and get the power of social media for professional promotion.

4. Start a LinkedIn ads campaign. LinkedIn offers highly targeted ad campaigns as well as sponsored updates. Explore and take advantage of the possibilities.

LinkedIn ads

LinkedIn ads home page

5. Endorse your peers for skills you know they have. Whenever you do, you’ll appear in their mail and on their profiles.

Also read: 25 Things That Make You Look Dumb On LinkedIn at Business 2 Community

All of these are tips I used, and my LinkedIn profile has been pretty effective to date. It has brought me several interesting opportunities and helped seize the deal for some, so whenever my friends ask me how to build an effective profile, I share these with them. Hope they will bring some cool opportunities to you too!