Came across this wonderful infographic which demonstrates which social media application is best for listening, publishing and broadcasting your message using Twitter based applications. There are even a few applications which I wasn’t aware of which I will need to incorporate into my Social Media strategies.
Thought I would throw together a few tips to help you make your LinkedIn profile even better, even if it’s for networking, keeping an account of your work history or if you are out there looking for your next job.
Take a clear photo of yourself with good lighting, you should be dressed professionally (or suitably for your industry) and should be the only one in your photo, party shots are best to be avoided here.
Any writing you do, you should always run a spell check through it (so important) and check for grammar. Use a service like Grammarly to make sure none of your text is plagiarised, the spelling is correct, correct grammar is used and that punctuation is in the right place.
Use plain english, don’t bamboozle your reader with information that they just wouldn’t understand. Make your summary clear and to the point, sell what you do, what you believe in, and where you want to be heading.
Pick great titles that grab the reader’s attention. Play around with it, fine tune it all the time, don’t just set and forget. This is a great place to start to get the reader interested in you, so making it stand out is important.
Add work that you have created, something to entice the reader and that they can visually see, use the ‘Portfolio, Presentations, Photos and Videos’ options within LinkedIn, a great tool to show off your work and stand out from the rest.
Make sure your LinkedIn account is 100% complete by going through the wizard. On the right of the main screen, you will have “Profile Strength”, once your profile is at maximum strength you will be able to Tweet and Facebook your profile.
Connect with peers & colleagues and get them to write you a recommendation.
Add a few personal titbits to your LinkedIn account like blogs you run, social media sites, maybe even create a simple about you page with your name as the domain name. Link it all here.
Customise your public URL, make sure you have your name as part of your LinkedIn profile au.linkedin.com/in/nikkingsman/ Try and get your name as one word, if you can’t because someone else has taken it,try another variation like adding your middle initial or hyphenate it.
When you have complete your profile add it to all your social networks, feel free to tweet it and add it as a status update in Facebook.
So here’s to a great looking LinkedIn page, hope these few tips gave you something to think about or even action. Get onto your LinkedIn account and update, update, update!
Got some tips to share? Why not leave a comment and share it with the rest of us!
Two things announced today, LinkedIn now has the ability to add a header image to your Company’s page and Tumblr gets access to add your About.me link to your account.
LinkedIn Company Pages get Header Image
If your company has a LinkedIn Page then you will now have the ability to add a customised header banner image to your page. If you are going to create a custom banner image, then the dimensions you will need are 646 x 220 pixels, make sure you use these dimensions otherwise your banner will look, well, just a bit awkward!
But wait, that’s not all…
As well as the custom header image, pages now have:
What is LinkedIn and How is it Beneficial in Today’s Modern Society?
Whether you are the owner of a business or if you are seeking a way to grow your professional network as an individual, LinkedIn is an ideal network that is useful for various purposes, including meeting potential business partners or even obtaining a new job position or career.
What is LinkedIn?
LinkedIn is a social network that focuses on building a professional network for those who are focused on building not only their resume, but also their career as a whole. The network is free to join and only takes a few minutes to create a profile.
How to Use LinkedIn With Social Media
Using LinkedIn with social media is possible by registering for an account and then by connecting all of the current social networking accounts you have (from Facebook to Twitter) to help with sharing your professional updates. This will help to gain traction to your LinkedIn profile which may bring new job opportunities or even help you with meeting new associates and networking contacts.
Who Can Use LinkedIn?
Anyone from an individual looking to build a professional reputation or network to the CEO of a multi-miliion dollar corporation can use LinkedIn and can also benefit from doing so as well. Using LinkedIn is a way to find relevant contacts and potential partners to steer clear from linking up with people who are not involved in the same industry as you.
The Benefits of Using LinkedIn
One of the major benefits of using LinkedIn is the ability to stay in touch with anyone you have worked with in the past week, month, or even in the past decade, regardless of the type of business you had done together. When you use LinkedIn, you are also able to search for potential business partners or networking contacts who may be able to help with expanding your own company. You can use the network to not only promote your personal and professional profile, but also as a tool to help with making introductions to other potential affiliates and future partners or associates as well.
Additionally, when you use LinkedIn, you can make new virtual “connections” with others based on your current networking connections and partners. If you are connected with someone from a fast food corporation who is connected with the CEO of that company, you will be able to request a “connection” between the two of you from your friend who works in the fast food industry. This allows you to bridge the gap and break the ice when you want to present new business ideas or if you have a specific person in mind you would like to connect with relating to your business.
Using LinkedIn allows you to stay in touch with your professional network while keeping your virtual resume and portfolio up-to-date. With consistent updates, you are able to stay relevant and continue to grow your website or business with the help of networking and working with social media within the network itself to help you grow even more.