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LinkedIn is the most powerful and effective social media site you can use to advance in your career. It is a professional networking site where you get to connect with co-workers, fellow professionals, and companies within your chosen industry. It helps you BIG TIME in your profession leading to your success!
An optimized LinkedIn profile is all you need to get into the professional mix. Remember, your LinkedIn profile represents you. It is the very reason why you need to spend a couple of hours to set up your profile completely with significant professional accomplishments.
If you don’t have a LinkedIn account yet, go and sign up. LinkedIn offers FREE account creation with no hidden fees and obligations! After which, allow me to walk you through the process of optimizing your own LinkedIn profile.
Now that you have your own LinkedIn account, completing the necessary information on your profile is your highest priority. LinkedIn will tell you exactly what to do. You will see a percentage bar completion in the right side of your screen. It will help you identify the areas you need to complete and how near you are to completion. You just have to follow the tips given by LinkedIn for a quicker profile completion.
When uploading a profile picture in LinkedIn, you have to keep in mind that the picture should be professional in nature. I urge you not to use pictures that are not professional looking. LinkedIn is not the same as Facebook and Twitter where you can just post random pictures of yourself. You have to remember that you are building a professional career and people on LinkedIn are professionals with a purpose.
In the summary section of LinkedIn, it is advisable to not put generic information about yourself. You have to use captivating facts about yourself. Advertise yourself just like you are advertising a certain product. You are in LinkedIn to attract people. These people might turn out to be your future clients or employers that is why they want to know you professionally and personally.
Also, don’t forget to ask for LinkedIn recommendations and endorsements from your connections. You can ask from your business affiliates, boss, customers, and co-workers. Savvy LinkedIn users will highly consider the recommendations. The recommendations will help them decide if you are fit for their purpose. Trust me, having plenty of recommendations will surely open doors of opportunities!
Your LinkedIn profile represents brand YOU in the virtual world of professionals. How you present yourself matters a lot! If you are a very interesting person in the real world, why not show it on your LinkedIn profile? Go on and tell the world how great you are in every professional sense by optimizing your profile in LinkedIn. Who knows, simple changes in your profile may alter your professional career – in a great way!
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