6 Quick Tips To Follow For LinkedInOn August 26, 2017 by atheistbillboards
Linkedin was founded in 2002 and officially launched in 2003. Over the past 15 years, it has become a fundamental tool for personal branding. Today, no career minded professional should be without an up to date Linkedin profile. The professional network has come a long way from the simple act of posting a CV online. Today, if you don’t want to get overlooked in the professional world, then you need to polish up your act and consider how important it is that you keep your Linkedin profile updated.
1. With over 259 million members around the globe, Linkedin is the most talked about professional network around. If you want to be taken seriously and expand your professional network as well as make new connections, Linkedin is the professional networking tool that will allow you to do all of this.
2. Make even more of this professional network and join some interest groups. The groups on Linkedin give members the opportunity to keep in touch with new career prospects as well as other professional issues and career topics.
3. Your Linkedin profile will be at the top of Google searches which means that if a prospective employer Googles you, your Linkedin profile is likely to come up on the first page. This is important because less than 6% of people will bother to click through to the second page of Google.
4. Always remember that many different kinds of people may be checking you out. Because of its high ranking on Google, your Linkedin profile is probably going to be the first thing that they see. These could be prospective employers, employees or people who want to learn more about you. This professional network tool gives you the opportunity to write about your strengths and achievements as well as your brand. At the end of the day, your profile could be the deciding factor on whether you get a reply to your e-mail or not.
5. Don’t forget to follow! Following brand leaders or influential entrepreneurs. Make sure that you stay on top of your industry and the latest trends as well as business events and seminars.
6. Reach out and connect! Start by connecting with other professional members whom you have previously done business with or are currently working with. Building up your contact network consists of different levels of connections called 1st-degree, 2nd-degree, and 3rd-degree connections. For example, 2nd degree connections are people who are connected to one of your 1st degree connections. Reaching out is one of the best ways to make new professional contacts.