LinkedIn - Guilty Or Not?

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You\'re on LinkedIn--woohoo! But are you utilizing its full capabilities? Test yourself here.

You\'re on LinkedIn--woohoo! But are you utilizing its full capabilities? Test yourself here.

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  • 1. rebeccalpage@yahoo.com Rebecca Page
  • 2. Are you guiltyof not maximizingits capabilities?
  • 3.  Meeting new contacts in your field ? Learning about companies ? Following what and who people are talking about ?
  • 4.  Define your expertise Provide your value proposition to employers Focus—Don’t be everything to everyone Illustrate how you can solve problems Stay focused throughout entire profile
  • 5.  Skills  Awards  Publications  Projects  Languages  Volunteer
  • 6.  Compelling, dynamic, conversational Include a SOAR story Situation, Opportunity, Action, Result Focus on 3 core skills View others’ summaries
  • 7.  Use keywords Industry buzzwords & acronyms All sections searchable headline, summary, specialties, skills, career Customize url address (your name only) Add Twitter, blog, website
  • 8. Charge #6 No RecommendationsHave at least 3 Write and e-mail to contact to avoid ―He’s a cool guy.‖
  • 9.  People you’ve met in person and online  Personalize invites I enjoyed meeting you at SBA last night…
  • 10. Charge #4 Not Linked to Social Media
  • 11. Files – Presentations –resume, papers, PowerPoints, pdfsarticlesReading lists – Your Blogbooks, journalsLatest news – Eventscareer or business
  • 12. On the Go Allot a few — Mobile Apps ! minutes a day Provide status updates to stay fresh in In Office or Home others’ minds — Outlook Inbox !
  • 13. Charge #1 Selfish in the 1st Degree Provide your  Recommend others expertise in  Introduce connections groups —  Share / comment on source questions others’ status or Talk to or e-mail resources offline
  • 14. Corrected All ? Rebecca Pagerebeccalpage@yahoo.co m