Sometimes talking about yourself can be hard. How do you quantify all of the skills that you've acquired, the expertise you've developed, and the little pieces that make you unique (all in a manner that will get you viewed by the right people on LinkedIn)?
LinkedIn is the social network for professionals, a place to have an online resume, connect with people from your industry or potential employers, and read relevant news. Most people only use LinkedIn's main features, but the social media platform also has very useful ones, sometimes hidden or not as much promoted to its users, who are therefore missing on very useful functionalities.
Many people think of LinkedIn as a resume of sorts. While that’s certainly true, it is also so much more. Get out of the mindset of “traditional resume” and get ready to learn the LinkedIn profile tips you need to know to help further market yourself and your business.
Over the summer months of 2013 I have done some research how recruiters in Belgium present themselves on LinkedIn (750 profiles of recruitment professionals reviewed) and here are my conclusions, and also the reasons why candidates do not click on recruiter’s profiles.
I’m often asked if one should upgrade to a paid LinkedIn account. With LinkedIn you have to put some work and effort into adding content and understanding all of the features before you can make an educated decision whether if its good for you or not.
LinkedIn recently rolled out a new look to its 175 million members which should make it easier to tell your professional story and help you to find more connections and opportunities. Make the most of the new cleaner look by updating your LinkedIn Profile with this useful guide.
First, they captivated us with completely revamped LinkedIn Company Pages that promised higher engagement. Next came the slick endorsement feature where you can give kudos with just one click. This was followed by the ability to easily follow all your favorite thought leaders on LinkedIn (I haven’t figured out why you’d want to do this yet but I’ll get back to you on that).
As Linkedin continues to grow (now close to 150 million members) it seems more and more people may be rushing to get their profiles published there. In their rush to be live on Linkedin (or maybe through a lack of thought earlier) they may be doing things that will make them look bad on this social...
If you feel lost in the crowd on LinkedIn, here's a clever way to make yourself stand out from the others in your industry. I discovered it as I was asking a question recently on LinkedIn. When you ask a question, LinkedIn gives you the option of emailing it to people in a particular industry, or...