How to Build a Powerful LinkedIn Profile

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Learn how to build a powerful and professional LinkedIn profile through this presentation made by Alleli Aspili, a Strategic Solutions Specialist in Infinit Outsourcing, Inc. (Infinit-O).

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How to Build a Powerful LinkedIn Profile

  1. 1. “HOW TO BUILD A PROFESSIONAL LINKEDIN PROFILE” Alleli Aspili Strategic Solutions Specialist
  2. 2. • LinkedIn takes your professional network online, giving you access to people, jobs, and opportunities like never before. • It’s a place for people of similar and different backgrounds to connect. • Currently, more than 200 million professionals around the globe are on LinkedIn – including executives from the Fortune 500 companies. 2 WHAT IS LINKEDIN? LinkedIn is one of the largest professional network today.
  3. 3. WHY LINKEDIN? • Networking • Online Presence • Thought Leadership • Promotion • Information • Recommendations • Credibility • Expertise 3 The Benefits of Using LinkedIn as a Professional
  4. 4. LET’S BUILD YOUR PROFESSIONAL LINKEDIN PROFILE NOW! Are you ready? 4
  5. 5. USE A PROFESSIONAL HEADSHOT AS YOUR PROFILE PHOTO 5
  6. 6. THINGS TO REMEMBER: 6 • Your LinkedIn profile picture can be as large as 4MB in size and can be in the following file formats: JPG, GIF, and PNG. • Make sure your photo is at least 80 x 80 pixels. • Your profile picture cannot be of a cartoon, symbol, drawing or any content other than a photograph of yourself. • LinkedIn is very different from Facebook - don’t use similar profile photos you use on your Facebook. • A photograph that is not a current image of you is considered inappropriate. • SMILE! 
  7. 7. HOW TO CHANGE YOUR PROFILE PHOTO: 7 • Log-in to your LinkedIn account. • On your profile page, click the “Edit Profile” button. • Your profile’s look will change to an editable version and you’ll see a camera button on top of your current profile photo. Click it.
  8. 8. HOW TO CHANGE YOUR PROFILE PHOTO: 8 • After clicking the camera button, you’ll be directed to the “Edit Photo” page where you can upload a new photo. • Click “Choose File” and browse for your best photo. • After choosing one, click “Upload Photo” and Save.
  9. 9. GRAB ATTENTION WITH YOUR PROFILE HEADLINE 9 YOUR LINKEDIN HEADLINE IS VERY MUCH LIKE A NEWSPAPER’S. IT SHOULD GRAB YOUR READERS' ATTENTION AND COMPEL THEM TO READ MORE.
  10. 10. 10 TIPS ON CREATING A POWERFUL LINKEDIN HEADLINE: • Your headline is by default your current position in the company you’re working for and your location. You can edit your headline on your profile page itself. • Use attractive but relevant symbols to summarize and show off your headline. • Use keywords when optimizing your headline. This is to enhance the likelihood of you being found on LinkedIn. • You can also be resourceful and try to find tools to help you out. • Example: http://www.linkedin- makeover.com/linkedin-headline-generator/
  11. 11. HOW TO EDIT YOUR PROFILE HEADLINE: 11 • Log-in to your LinkedIn account. • On your profile page, click the “Edit Profile” button. • Your profile’s look will change to an editable version and you’ll see a pen button beside your current headline. Click the button to edit.
  12. 12. 12 COMPLETE THE “EXPERIENCE” SECTION • To increase your credibility, you must ensure that the “Experience” section on your LinkedIn profile is complete. • Include your current and previous job details to show off your expertise and skills. • Use symbols to enumerate your every job experience to show that you are an organized person. • Don’t use a bunch of paragraphs to form an essay in describing your job experiences – less clutter, the better. • But don’t forget to utilize keywords in it as well.
  13. 13. 13 HOW TO EDIT THE “EXPERIENCE” SECTION • Log-in to your LinkedIn account. • On your profile page, click the “Edit Profile” button. • Scroll down to the Experience section and you’ll see this: • If you haven’t added any position yet, click here and complete all the details. • If you want to edit a specific position, click here: • To upload files or add links that show off your skills and tasks, click this button.
  14. 14. 14 CUSTOMIZE YOUR PUBLIC PROFILE URL • Customize your public URL by using your name for you to be easily found in LinkedIn’s search engine and even on other major search engines such as Google and Yahoo. • Aside from that, you can also easily add it to your email signature (work or personal), business cards and resume.
  15. 15. 15 HOW TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR PUBLIC PROFILE URL • Log-in to your LinkedIn account. • On your profile page, click the “Edit Profile” button. • Once your profile is already on “edit” mode, click the link “Edit” next to your current public profile URL. • After clicking, you will be directed to a different Edit page that lets you control how you appear in public search results.
  16. 16. 16 HOW TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR PUBLIC PROFILE URL • On the lower right portion of this Edit page, you’ll see a link that will let you customize your public profile URL, click it. • After clicking, a pop-up dialog box will show and you can already edit your URL from there.
  17. 17. 17 LINK YOUR PERSONAL AND/OR COMPANY WEBSITE • Again, this section improves your credibility as a professional, especially if you run a blog or website. • If you’re currently employed, it’s also the best section where you can show off your company’s expertise.
  18. 18. 18 LINK YOUR PERSONAL AND/OR COMPANY WEBSITE • It’s not enough to just list your websites on your LinkedIn profile. You should also customize the links’ text so your viewers could easily understand what your websites are about. • Using the right keyword can also improve your search ability via the major search engines.
  19. 19. 19 HOW TO EDIT LINKS ON YOUR PROFILE • Click the “Edit Profile” button on your profile. • Click “Edit Contact Info” • Click this button right next to your “Websites”
  20. 20. 20 HOW TO EDIT LINKS ON YOUR PROFILE • After clicking the button, you’ll see a pop-up dialog box that lets you edit your links. • Take note that you should choose the “Other:” option in the dropdown menu so you can add keywords to your websites. • Hit “Save” once you’re done.
  21. 21. 21 PROVIDE AN AMAZING AND INTERESTING SUMMARY OF YOURSELF AS A PROFESSIONAL • Make your SUMMARY the most interesting section to read on your profile because it is the best place where you can really tell people who you are without limits. • Don’t forget to still make it look clean and use bullets to enumerate. • Showcase your accomplishments, skills, and career goals. • You deserve to be noticed, so prove it in this section.
  22. 22. 22 PROVIDE AN AMAZING AND INTERESTING SUMMARY OF YOURSELF AS A PROFESSIONAL • Don’t forget to add a “call to action” to your summary especially if one of your professional goals is to sell and offer products and services. • To edit this section, just simply click the “Edit Profile” button and scroll down to it.
  23. 23. 23 SUMMARY 1. Use a professional headshot as your profile photo. 2. Optimize your profile headline. 3. Complete the ‘Experience’ section. 4. Customize your public profile URL. 5. Add links to your blog or company’s website. 6. Provide an interesting summary of yourself as a professional.
  24. 24. BUT THERE IS SO MUCH MORE TO ADD TO YOUR LINKEDIN PROFILE. Those are the basic foundations of building a professional LinkedIn profile, 24
  25. 25. 25 THERE’S SO MUCH MORE • If you are a member of any organization, you can add it in this section. • If you’d like to show off your honors and awards (especially as an employee), this is the best place to put them. • If you just passed a relevant test, you can also put your score here. • If you’re undergoing a specific course, you can put it here as well. • If you’ve invented and patented something, you can also present it on your profile. • If you’ve acquired a certification, then you should proudly show it off here. • If you’re also a proud volunteer and supporting a cause, you can also showcase it here.
  26. 26. THANKS! Alleli Aspili alleli.aspili@infinit-o.com
  27. 27. GET MORE LINKEDIN TIPS AND RESOURCES ON www.linkedin-makeover.com 27

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