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Best Practices for Utilizing Linkedin

Best practices and tips to running your LinkedIn profile like a pro .

Best Practices for Utilizing Linkedin

  1. 1. Best Practices for Utilizing By: Lara Abdulhadi @larahadi jo.linkedin.com/in/larahadi
  2. 2. A FEW STATS TO WARM YOU UP Best Practices for Utilizing LinkedIN
  3. 3. 332 Million LinkedIn Users Stat as of 6 Nov 2014 by DMR
  4. 4. 2 New LinkedIn Members Join per Second Stat as of 1 May 2014 by DMR
  5. 5. 200 Countries and Territories are the current Geographical Reach on LinkedIn Stat as of 2 June 2014 by DMR
  6. 6. 40% of Users Check LinkedIn daily Stat as of 2 July 2013 by DMR
  7. 7. Likelihood that your LinkedIn Profile will get viewed if you include a photo is 11 X Stat as of 22 April 2014 by DMR
  8. 8. 930 is the average number of LinkedIn Connections that CEO's have Stat as of 15 Sep 2014 by DMR
  9. 9. Number of LinkedIn Users in the Middle East 10 Million Stat as of 26 Nov 2013 by DMR
  10. 10. UAE has the strongest LinkedIN penetration in the MENA region Stat as of 25 Apr 2014 by DMR
  11. 11. BASICS OF A POLISHED ACCOUNT Best Practices for Utilizing LinkedIN
  12. 12. Your profile picture should be a headshot or a passport photo. No vacation photos, pet photos, or empty profile photos.
  13. 13. Keep a Brief Summary and a Detailed Description of your Various Positions under Experience
  14. 14. While this applies most to Fresh Grads … Don’t be afraid to list those electives that are RELEVANT to your field of work.
  15. 15. As you would in your resume, add your skills. It will make it effortless for your connections to endorse you if they agree.
  16. 16. LinkedIN is a social network! Go ahead and socialize! Recommend people and ask people to recommend you if they qualify. Don’t go asking random people you just added for recommendations.
  17. 17. LinkedIN is a social network! Go ahead and socialize! Recommend people and ask people to recommend you if they qualify. Don’t go asking random people you just added for recommendations.
  18. 18. Don’t add random strangers, this is a professional network and less is more.
  19. 19. Personalize your connection requests, add a message to the person you'd like to connect with ... have you met them at a forum or conference, remind them of that.
  20. 20. Don't cross promote your social networks with your LinkedIn connections. It really isn't a good idea.
  21. 21. If you have a Premium Account and you know that someone viewed your profile, keep it to your self... it's a compliment, don't ask why they did.
  22. 22. Don’t bombard people with your feed. One to two updates per day with useful information that adds value to their life is sufficient.
  23. 23. IF it’s personal, then it belongs on Facebook… Keep it professional.
  24. 24. Keep it real and nurture your connections. If someone gets a new job or gets promoted, a simple conrgats will go a long way.
  25. 25. Establish Trust & Credibility through Recommendations & Endorsements
  26. 26. LINKEDIN FOR BUSINESS Best Practices for Utilizing LinkedIN
  27. 27. Stand Out from the crowd and socialize as a company
  28. 28. Drive traffic to your website by sharing corporate news and blog posts.
  29. 29. Recruit Talent and build your dream team
  30. 30. About the Author With a strong background as a Social Media Strategist, Lara is a blogger, who brings together her online experience and business background to set the direction and strategy for clients. Her diverse list of clientele in which social media strategies was tailored for include both local and regional clients. Lara holds an MBA from the New York Institute of Technology, and offers social media training for individuals and organizations, along side consultancy and strategy.

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