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  • 1. Profile Tips
  • 2. Choose an Appropriate Profile Photo
    • Keep it professional, this isn’t Facebook or Twitter
    • Companies have their own place on LinkedIn, so your logo isn’t your photo
    • You have no other control over LinkedIn from an art & design perspective...
  • 3. Brand Your Headline
    • Appears in search results, next to your name in groups
    • Most visible thing next to your name
  • 4. Be Careful With Your Status Updates
    • LinkedIn isn’t Twitter but it easily lets you import your Twitter feed.
    • What you Tweet probably isn’t always appropriate for your professional contacts.
    • Status should reflect “What are you working on” or “What knowledge can you share”
    • Not imperative to update as frequently
  • 5. Be Careful With Your Status Updates
    • Status should reflect “What are you working on” or “What knowledge can you share”
    • Not imperative to update as frequently as Twitter.
    • People, for the most part, don’t hang out on LinkedIn
  • 6. How Do You Connect?
    • Selectively!
    • Use a multi-network client like HootSuite, TweetDeck or Seesmic
    • Utilize the #in hashtag
  • 7. Make Your History Deep
    • LinkedIn isn’t a resume so it isn’t limited by resume rules on relevance
    • The deeper work and education history you list, the more school and workplace social circles you connect with
  • 8. Cultivate Recommendations
    • A complete profile is still a singular activity, recommendations are powerful social ties.
    • One without the other is far less effective.
    • LinkedIn is a common platform for references, something we’ve never really had before. (Adam thinks this is profoundly cool)
  • 9. Cultivate Recommendations
    • A complete profile is still a singular activity, recommendations are powerful social ties.
    • One without the other is far less effective.
    • The true social power of LinkedIn is HERE.
  • 10. Cultivate Recommendations
    • LinkedIn is a common platform for references, something we’ve never really had that before. It’s an offline part of life improved upon! (Adam thinks this is profoundly cool)
  • 11. SERIOUSLY
    • Turn your real world encounters into fodder for recommendations. It’s an easy and effective form of payment for otherwise unpaid work.
    • There’s less hierarchy involved than a traditional “letter of recommendation” you’d get from an employer. Ask colleagues.
  • 12. Too Few or Too Many...
    • Connections are tricky. You want to show that you’re connected so having too few connections may be a detriment.
    • On the other hand, having hundreds and hundreds of connections looks a bit suspicious unless your job history lends credibility to it.
  • 13. Too Few or Too Many...
    • Rule of thumb? Reflect your real life, don’t game the system and fish for connections.
    • Invites from people you don’t know IS socially awkward on LinkedIn. Don’t be that guy.
  • 14. List Your Websites
    • LinkedIn is a great hub to showcase the rest of your online presence, link up your blog, your company site, or your personal site.
    • The public facing profile page is great for SEO.
  • 15. Claim Your Personal URL
    • Google ranks personal LinkedIn profiles highly for name searches
    • Claim your profile using your real name (however it’s available), not an alias or something clever
  • 16. Make Your Summary is Rich With Words
    • Your personal summary is the best place for you to list the highlights of your work experience as well as your current projects.
    • It’s potentially the most read part of your profile so use it to introduce those search words you want to be found under.
  • 17. Make Your Summary is Rich With Words
    • For example: Adam @ JMR Job description’s where I was, profile summary’s where I’m going...
  • 18. Make Your Job Descriptions Meaningful
    • Even if your jobs didn’t have formal titles, give them one. Use every chance you have to summarize and clarify your history to viewers
  • 19. Make Your Job Descriptions Meaningful
    • Even if your jobs didn’t have formal titles, give them one. Use every chance you have to summarize and clarify your history to viewers
  • 20. Keep The Apps Under Control
    • LinkedIn is somewhat conservative by nature, don’t make it into MySpace. Adding apps or “plug ins” sparingly.
    • Only add an app when it serves a higher purpose for self-branding.