Jul 28 2017

5 Quick Tips for LinkedIn Success

5 Quick Tips for LinkedIn Success

Social media keeps growing as each day passes by and one of the most popular networking platforms currently is LinkedIn. Out of the 500 million + users on LinkedIn, only a few are utilizing the networking platform to its full potential. If you are not among them, you should make and effort since there’s more to LinkedIn than you can imagine. Not only is it a digital version of your resume, but it’s also an incredible place to recruit, get news and network. If you are on LinkedIn and want to get the best out of it, here are 5 simple tips to help you get started:

  1. Make your headline captivating

The most important part of your LinkedIn profile is your headline. Avoid using short descriptions such as “Project Manager at ABB,” it doesn’t tell your network more about your company. The same way you would describe your job position to someone at a networking event, the same should also apply on your headline.

  1. Use a perfect profile picture

Leaving the profile picture section on your LinkedIn profile makes you anonymous, and most people don’t like networking with unknown people. You can also use your company’s logo instead of leaving the avatar blank. In addition to that, it’s important to know that LinkedIn is not like Facebook or Instagram where you post a photo of you and your friends having fun. First impressions matter, so it’s important to use an appropriate photo.

  1. Set up notifications

LinkedIn acts as a recruiter when you set up notifications for the jobs you are interested in.  With this feature turned on, you don’t have to miss out on any jobs posted, since you can review them latter during your free time. To set up notifications, you scroll to jobs at the top of the page and select the companies you prefer and their locations, then link them to your daily or weekly email alerts.

  1. Get posting

One of the best ways of networking with more people is by posting regularly on your LinkedIn timeline. There’s no way people will care about what you are doing if you aren’t proud of it. For instance, a photo of you in a business conference can lead to more connection requests, which translates to more job and business opportunities in future.

  1. Get connecting

The last and most important tip is to start connecting. Just like any other aspect of life, you need to put a lot of effort to build a solid network online. It takes some time to do so, but if it’s done in the right way, you’ll end getting mentors, recruiters, and friends who can take your career to the next level.


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