Post written by Mic Johnson talking about 5 LinkedIn No-Brainers To Help You Look Like You Know What You’re Doing
1.Humanize your LinkedIn Profile
People look at your LinkedIn Profile every day. What does your profile say about you?
Does it say “I’m awesome!” or does it say “I have no idea who I am or why anyone would want to connect with me.”? If it’s the latter…
Upload a smiling, current headshot. Personalize your professional headline. Write a thoughtful Summary using “I” language. Update your work history showing people where you’ve been and what you’ve accomplished.
A great looking profile goes a long way in making you look like you know what you’re doing.
2. Personalize EVERY connection request.
If you’re on your laptop/desktop, go to a person’s profile page, click the blue Connect button, click “Add a Note”, and write something meaningful telling the person WHY you want to connect.
If you’re on the app, go to a person’s profile page, click the three little dots near the blue Connect button, click “Personalize Invite”, and write
something meaningful telling the person WHY you want to connect.
3. Claim your name.
If you haven’t claimed your name, your public profile URL probably looks something like this:
Go to your profile on your laptop or desktop, click on “Edit public profile & URL”, and then enter your first and last name. If someone has already claimed it, get creative or use your first name, middle initial and last name.
4. Update your status at least 2-3 times a week.
Share an image, an inspirational quote, an article you read that helped you, information on a business event going on in your community, or better yet…write an article and share some original content of your own with your network.
5. LinkedIn isn’t a dating site. Act accordingly.
This one should really go without saying, but it happens. LinkedIn is for business purposes. Keep it that way.
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