LinkedIn has always been considered as the dark horse in the social media race. It now boasts 135 million professionals having a profile, with 2 profiles activating every second! If you have a really old LinkedIn profile, then it’s time to really focus hard on it! Your LinkedIn profile says a lot about the professional you and how you manage your business.
So, you need to quickly revamp your profile. But how? Here are few simple tips!
The image should be professionally taken and must be clear. You can’t have your vacation image as your LinkedIn profile image. Most of the time, the image welcomes or puts off a potential business partner.
The title has some inherent SEO benefits as well! So be sure to put in the right kind of words. Remember, you just need to write what you do in as little words as possible.
Location and Industry
This will help local professionals find you when they need services which you offer! Update a proper location and the industry you are currently working in.
This is where you let lose your creative writing abilities. Make sure that the visitor quickly understands the kind of task that you have done and are capable of. This will help him/her understand you professionally. So, upload a smart write-up!
Education and Experience
This section will further add to your profile search engine optimization. Also, it will act as your online CV which can even be downloaded in PDF format!
Have a website and a Twitter profile? Well! You can even get a cross-link by updating the website info right on the profile. You can even go ahead and link your Twitter profile. You don’t need to manually update your professional feed by logging in to LinkedIn. All you need to do is tweet with a #in hashtag and it will show up in your LinkedIn profile!
When you are connecting with your fellow professionals whom you have known and worked with, you can make them feel special by writing a recommendation! This not only increases your influence but also helps you get some nice testimonials from others.
Also, connect with fellow professionals in groups relevant to your industry. The more you write insightful comments and post regularly to the discussion board, the more eyeballs you will draw to your profile.
Remember, your next potential business partner might be waiting for you. Are you game?