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Do you want to build a network and gain credibility online? If so, LinkedIn is the perfect place for you. However, it can be difficult to get started on LinkedIn if you don’t know what skills are needed in order to succeed. In this blog post, we will go over 6 skills that will help your success rate on LinkedIn!
-Researching companies that would be interested in your skillset
-Writing an effective summary about yourself and what you offer them
-Crafting a headline for the “title” section of your profile, using keywords to get noticed by recruiters or potential employers. For example: “HR Generalist – Headhunter Specialized Agency Looking for Experts!” This will make it easier to find on LinkedIn! The more specific the title is, the better chance of catching someone’s eye! You should also include a brief sentence describing who you are/what company you work at as well if needed. Additionally, these headlines can often be used on your resume as well!
-Posting updates on LinkedIn to show people you’re a valuable asset, and that you have the skills needed for today’s job market. These can be things like articles or blog posts about current events in the industry, meeting with clients/presentations of new projects completed at work, volunteering opportunities near where you live (donating blood!), etc. It also helps when your connections are updated with these activities so they know what kind of person you are outside of work hours! They will then feel more comfortable connecting with you because they already know something about who you are and how much value could potentially bring them in their professional life.
I recommend posting one update every week if possible – it doesn’t take too much time and will make a huge difference in how visible you are to people.
The most important thing is that LinkedIn should be considered as an, because this site may become yourto finding the job of your dreams! A couple things to keep in mind when posting on LinkedIn: don’t just post looking for jobs or about work-related topics – try talking about what interests you outside of work (what kind of music do you like? What’s new with your favorite sports team?) so that it shows potential employers who they would be hiring if they did hire you. I also recommend posting one update every week if possible – it doesn’t take too much time and will make a huge difference in how visible you are to people. The following skills are what you need to know when trying to succeed on LinkedIn:
– Create an accurate profile – who are you and what do you want? Make sure that your photo is up-to-date, too. You can also link your account with other social media sites if desired.
The most important thing is that LinkedIn should be considered as an online resume because this site may become your ticket to finding the job of your dreams! A couple things to keep in mind when posting on LinkedIn: don’t just post looking for jobs or about work related topics – try talking about what interests you outside of work (what kind of music do you like? What’s new with your favorite sports team?) so that it shows potential employers who they would be working with.
– Connecting – use LinkedIn as a professional network to connect with others in the industry or who have connections you want to make, and keep your relationships active by sending messages and commenting on posts. This is also where virtual networking events happen, so if you are able to attend one of those go ahead!
– Get involved in groups – it’s a great way to meet people related to your interests or that share common goals within an industry. You can create new discussions about topics relevant for the group (discussions don’t really start until there are at least three participants), just be careful not to post anything negative because anyone else could see what was written before it gets taken down from public view. It’s all good to help keep everyone in the loop, and to show that you are interested in what’s going on!
– Communicate with influencers – when it comes to joining a group or posting something new for discussion, ask if any of these people could be beneficial contacts. They may have connections who can help you out as well as share their knowledge about your industry. If they respond positively then great! It means there will be more opportunities for collaboration and sharing information down the road.
– Expand your network – get involved with communities related to topics not necessarily relevant but still pertinent so that way it doesn’t seem like all you care about is one thing (especially at work). You never know where a connection might come from: someone else activates their LinkedIn contacts that they haven’t talked to in years, someone shares a post with you and notices your professional background.
– Put out the right content – think about what people are most interested in reading or watching from you: might it be an article where you talk about how you solved this problem at work? Might it be a company event video of yours uploaded for others to see? It’s all up to figuring out who is going to find value in what information/content as well as when would be best for its release.
– Create the right messages – get really specific with these! For example, “Hi!” is not enough (think back on elementary school where we had posters like “I will do my homework” written on them).
– Find the right people to connect with – this can be as simple as entering a few keywords in LinkedIn’s search bar or looking for someone who might work at your next company! It is a great way of networking.
– Be proactive instead of reactive – respond on time when you are contacted, and always have something interesting to say: it could be about their post, an article that they shared with you, or any questions that you may have pertaining to what was said in either one. In other words, stay up to date on current events even if they don’t seem relevant (because some day they will!) and try not to use phrases like “I’m sorry but I missed your message.” Try wording messages like “I would love to connect with you! What did you want to chat about?”
– Keep your profile up to date – LinkedIn is not a one-time thing; it needs constant upkeep. Update your skills, add new projects and work experience or share any thoughts that are relevant on the world stage. This will keep people interested in what you’re doing and show off how great of an asset (and person) you can be for others’ businesses. Be sure to also check out this blog post by our very own Susanne Lowe: How To Stay Engaged With Your Online Network On Social Media And LinkedIn
– Find success through networking – there’s no better word than trust when someone has shared their story with us first hand. Once we get to know someone and their work, it’s easier for us to connect with them and then recommend that person or company as a resource. After all, people are more likely to do business with those they trust! – Enhance your LinkedIn profile – add value by writing about what you’re most passionate about; share content relevant to your professional interests on the “Posts” section of your profile; stay active on site by liking other professionals’ posts in order for others who follow you (and see what you like) to learn more about each other – Keep up with news from major players in our industry – this is where following some powerhouses can really come into play. It also shows how popular an individual is when he