LinkedIn is the most powerful tool you can use in your job search and in your career.
I know…that’s a BOLD statement.
But if you’re in a professional or a corporate role, LinkedIn is a highly valuable tool that you need to be utilizing!
Today we’re going to walk through:
You don’t want to miss this episode!
Join me as I walk you through why LinkedIn is the most important tool—even more important than your resume.
[1:55] A story about why I believe LinkedIn is more important than your resume
[4:18] A few stats and facts that prove why LinkedIn is so important in your career
[7:24] How to create a compelling LinkedIn profile
[12:01] Places to show off your professional brand
[16:44] All about the Work Experience section
[21:42] How to elevate your brand on LinkedIn
[26:23] Elevating your brand by engaging on the platform and adding value to others
How to update your LinkedIn profile
Include your email or phone number to make it as easy as possible for someone to contact you.
Some people don’t want to broadcast when they update their profile and some people do, it’s totally up to you. Adjust those to your comfort level.
Make sure your industry and location are up to date. And don’t forget to turn the setting on in the back end that tells recruiters you’re open to work!
Profiles with a photo will get 21 times more views
List your current position as well as your last two positions.
This is a great way to network and connect with people who went to your school that might work at a company you’re interested in.
Your top three skills are keyword searchable, so you want to make sure you’re showcasing at least three.
Bonus Tip: 50 connections will help you optimize your profile. So you definitely want to get out there and connect with folks either future colleagues, former colleagues, current colleagues, friends, family, get out there and connect with folks when you get your profile updated.
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There are more than 760 million professionals on LinkedIn. To stand out, you must create a compelling profile and engage regularly.
Use this comprehensive guide to supercharge your profile!
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