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Are you a LinkedIn lightweight or a heavyweight champ?
If you answered with ‘lightweight’ don’t sweat it - we’ve got the tips to turn you into a LinkedIn champ.
Use your full name so people can find you.
Customize your profile URL. Make sure it references your name so you’re easier to find on the site.
Use a professional looking profile photo.
Use keywords in your job title so that people within your industry can seek you out more easily.
Write a summary that details who you are. Think of it as your sales pitch.
Connect with people you have worked and studied with to gain credibility.
List your professional achievements along with your work history to demonstrate your skills.
Show your qualifications - you’ve worked hard for them!
Don’t lie! Remember your LinkedIn page is a public profile so chances are that you will get caught out if you lie.
Proofread your profile just like you would your resume.
Customise the messages you send with connection requests to give them a personal touch.
Join groups that are related to your industry and contribute to the discussions.
Now you are a LinkedIn heavyweight champ!