People love lists and I’m happy to oblige with this list of 13 Action Steps to take on LinkedIn. Commit to doing each of these and you’re on your way to more effectively utilizing LinkedIn.
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.
Connecting is a contact sport. If you want to build your network you need to be active on LinkedIn, seek out others to connect, and utilize offline networking to meet others.
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.
I was looking through my stats today and the number of countries represented by those who have visited this blog blows me away. 49 countries have had someone visit this blog. The countries are listed here in order of the number of visitors from each country:
With that title I probably violated several things that I recommend not doing (act professional, be careful of what you say and how you say it, etc.).
I stumbled on a blog that was titled “The Stupid Things People Do on LinkedIn”. The poster then proceeded to lash in to people that violated his perception of what LinkedIn should be and how people should behave on it. My first thought was relax it’s not your site. You’re just a another member. The second was that did this person realize that their post was part of their online brand.