This is part of a series of posts looking at the key elements of the LinkedIn profile and ways in which you can optimise them to serve you best in your use of LinkedIn.
I will be looking to go through each of the areas that were outlined in the earlier post 10 focus areas on your LinkedIn profile and explaining in greater depth the ways that you might like to look at developing your own. If you do fancy additional help then there is also the LinkedIn Profile Makeover which will provide you with specific advice and information tailored to your own requirements.
The Professional Headline
On the profile page, the professional headline appears just below your name and so, as you can see below, occupies a very prominent and strong position – essentially, it’s always (more…)
The old adage states that “All roads lead to Rome” and, for me, on most social networking sites the same is true when it comes to your profile page – no matter where you come across someone, you will automatically gravitate back to their profile page soon afterwards to find out more about them. This makes your profile page an essential element to get right and one that is worth spending the time on to make sure it works for you and not against you.
This is particularly true on LinkedIn where you now have an increasing number of ways to communicate what you do, allowing you to both state and demonstrate your experience and your knowledge. However, it isn’t a CV (Resume) so don’t just take your “normal” CV and copy (more…)
During the LinkedIn training sessions I run, one of the things that I find LinkedIn users are getting a little tired of is the increasing stream of non business updates from their connections on their LinkedIn homepage. Don’t worry, there is an easy solution!
A lot of these updates come from your connections who have directly tied their Twitter account to their LinkedIn one without any filtering. This means that you can get a lot of chatter which you may not want on a business network.
Like so much on LinkedIn, however, you can alter what you see on screen and customise it to your own tastes. In this case, you can hide updates from individuals as required without disrupting those that you get from other connections. There are two ways (more…)
Here at LinkedIn Training, our aim is to help you make best use of the LinkedIn site and to keep you up to date with the changes and development that are constantly being made to it – all this with the goal of helping you to use to it network, create new business and develop longstanding and profitable relationships for you and your business.
As part of this, we will be writing a series of tips under the name of “Take a Tip” which will reflect some of the questions that we get asked during the training sessions or points that get a “Well, I never knew I could do that” from the attendees. Some you may (more…)