also how you interact
So you need to get the basics right…
Your Elevator Pitch
Express your aspirations…
Your Experience / Education / Projects
Focus on your top selling points
Highlights from current / most recent role
What are your objectives?
How do you fit into overall organisation?
What projects have you worked on?
What have you achieved / delivered?
Make you experience come alive, stand out:
Use video links
Your Skills & Recommendations
Add your skills and expertise – and get endorsed
Collect valued recommendations
So now you have an
…how do you optimise your
Build Your Network
– expand your reach and influence
Import from your email address books
Find the right Group for you
Groups – get your settings right
Group Size can be important – but is not always the best
indicator of quality.
A healthy group has frequent discussion topics, but
remains focused on topic.
A lot of spam or agency vacancy posts suggest the group
is badly maintained.
Jobs on LinkedIn
Recommended job matches on your Home page
Your Profile is critical for quality matching…
Follow Companies you are interested in working for
Followers receive relevant updates, news, links – and jobs
Do you feel a connection?
Company mission, products and services
Company culture and employees’ skills
News about the company, industry and competitors
Information about the role – search for members already
holding the role / similar roles
Information about the person interviewing you
Your activity speaks as loud as
Give! Give! Give!
- Update Your Status, Contribute to Groups
Regularly share knowledge to your network
The top 5 things you should know:
1. Complete and enhance your personal profile
2. Connect and grow your network
3. Join and be active in a relevant networking Group
4. Follow and explore companies / people of interest
5. Be an active collaborator – share, update your
status, discuss…GIVE to your network.