Monday, June 22, 2015

Get LinkedIn For Business And Perfect Your Profile...

LinkedIn is a powerful tool, a professional network with a big focus on hiring, selling and learning. If you want your profile to be noticed in over 300 million users, then you need to make sure that it is LinkedIn perfect!
We have a couple of tips to get your LinkedIn profile polished up, and if you are keen to learn more about LinkedIn and how you can make it work for you, then join us on our LinkedIn for Business half-day course, here at The Women’s Organisation.
But first, a few tips to get you started…
Personalise – Don’t be tempted into using the names and titles that LinkedIn offers you, try and opt for one that is unique to you. But remember to include keywords that can help people find you. For example; ‘Lucy James, Social Media Whizz at ___________) Here you are using your name, the area that you are involved in, and importantly, the name of the business or company.
Influence – Using tools which save you time, but still keep you engaged in a conversation is great. So to make sure you are maintaining a great LinkedIn profile, update your status! You can use tools such a Hootsuite to prepare content that will go out when you schedule it. Find out more about Hootsuite on our Hootsuite for Business course too!
Accessible – Make sure you make yourself easy to find, that is such an important thing to remember when using LinkedIn. One quick and simple way to do this is to customise your profile URL, this can easily be achieved on the homepage of your profile, or you to find out how click here ) Other tips could include putting your CV onto your profile, adding a ‘Connect With Me’ button onto your website, or integrating a slideshow using SlideShare into your profile, this could show off your most recent work.
These are just a few quick hints and tips to get you started on making your LinkedIn profile as professional as possible! To find out more join The Women’s Organisation as we get you LinkedIn for Success on our half-day course, booking is available on Eventbrite, or you can get in touch with us to find out more! Ring us on 0151 706 8111 or email hello@thewo.org.uk

1 comment:

  1. Apart from your CV, having a professionally written LinkedIn Profile is the most important thing you can do when looking for a job. No matter what your skills or experiences are, LinkedIn will maximise your visibility to more employers and recruiters and ensure you are approached with the best jobs and help develop your career.

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