Are you Linkedin?

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Linkedin.com describes itself as the world’s largest professional network with 300 million members in over 200 countries and territories around the globe.  It’s mission is to connect the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful. “When you join LinkedIn, you get access to people, jobs, news, updates, and insights that help you be great at what you do,” the site states.

Most of us join Linkedin because its free to do so.  Some of us have opted for paid membership and still others choose not to join.  For those who are members, to what extent do you think it matters? Yes, many headhunters and human resources professional use it as a hunting ground.  Like other social networking platforms, for me, the jury is still out. What about people viewing your profile anonymously?  What’s the secret?

With the divorce of Linkedin and Twitter in 2012, you can still Tweet from Linkedin but your Twitter feeds do not show up on your Linkedin profile as they used to in previous years.) However, you can log in to linked in, post a status update, check the Twitter box and your update will appear on both platforms.  Like some divorces, the relationship lingers.

Despite all of this, once you are a Linkedin member, here are three simple tips for a more professional profile:

  1. Ensure you have a detailed profile
  2. Add a profile headline and summary
  3. Customize your Linkedin url
  4. Do not lie about anything…ever!

Watch the video below for additional tips for adding variety to your Linkedin profile.

 

 

Have you used  any other tips to enhance your Linkedin profile?

 

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12 thoughts on “Are you Linkedin?

  1. I’m LinkedIn and I think it matters! I do a lot of LinkedIn training professionally and it’s such a great tool when users maximize the power of LinkedIn. The cool thing about LinkedIn is their commitment to innovation and meeting the needs of their user community. I think there is a lot more to come from LinkedIn…

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    1. Thanks Manda. Like other social networking platforms, smart evolution is a must. I just starting using Linkedin to promote my posts (stumbled upon it). So slowly, I am getting into using it a bit more. Maybe when I get that much anticipated super job offer I will become a believer 🙂

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    1. I do not have a functional LinkedIn account for my own professional purposes, only solely for the course. This post is great to not only help me how to maximize it’s usage but also convince me to make one to make myself more known in the networking world. #digitaledu

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