Interview with Sean Nelson, author of the Social Media sonar blog (formerly Linked Intuition) in which h talks about the 5 Steps to Thrive on LinkedIn.
Can LinkedIn work for you
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Your goal on LinkedIn is to first “be found”, and second “be found credible”. With that in mind, you want to do everything possible to enhance your profile. This includes the content you place on your profile page and the ways that people find your profile.
Here are 9 ways to create an more effective profile. These simple changes can make a difference in the effectiveness of your profile.
In November I wrote a post about the ways you can use LinkedIn. From that post I followed up with a post on 9 areas of using LinkedIn. Part 10 was released last week. Here are all 10 parts of the series. LinkedIn has changed since this series started, but most of the articles should still be very relevant. Enjoy.
In the original article in this series the last three ways I noted to use LinkedIn were to share knowledge and expertise, introduce connections, and recommend worthy individuals. Each of these is a way to provide value to your network, so I thought I would cover them together.
Think of your LinkedIn profile as an interactive billboard. The billboard has been erected but you’re waiting for traffic to drive down the road. You can wait and hope that someone takes a wrong turn and sees you, or you can try to detour traffic past your billboard.