The Weekly Roundup: All In On LinkedIn
LinkedIn is your resume, cover letter, online portfolio, professional social network, blog, business card and more all rolled into one. More than 300 million people use LinkedIn and it keeps expanding in size, power and influence. If you're not making the most of what the site has to offer, you are missing a massive opportunity to grow your network and forward your career.
I've written plenty about LinkedIn before, from the basics to headline tweaks to their newest app, so let's get right to business and see what the experts around the web have to say. We've got smart tips for beginners and hard-hitting advanced studies for the LinkedIn pros. That's a total of 43 great strategies and tactics to put to use immediately. And away we go.
4 Rookie Mistakes You Need To Avoid On LinkedIn
Let's start with the basics. If you want to get a jump on the competition right from the get go, check out a must-read from the brilliant minds at Careerealism. This is a great primer in how NOT to behave on LinkedIn. Don't become a LinkedIn casualty, start your education here.
3 Things You Must Do to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile
Social Media Today has more LinkedIn blocking and tackling to get you on the right track from the beginning. The focus on profile picture, job title and making the right connections is spot on and will set you up with a great foundation. Jump in right now.
Do You Have a Professional LinkedIn Profile Picture?
It seems like a no-brainer, but countless people don't even have a headshot on LinkedIn and others post a photo that is completely inappropriate or unprofessional. Don't forget the power of a first impression, people. Still need help? AppleOne breaks it down into an easy checklist for you on their Career Seekers blog.
7 Ways to Get the Most out of LinkedIn in your Job Search
Who better than a recruiter to tell you exactly how to optimize your profile to get results when hunting for a new opportunity? Andrew Glave from Simply 360 provides deep insights into making your LinkedIn presence recruiter-ready right here.
6 Recruiter-Recommended LinkedIn Tips
Continuing on the Inside Baseball knowledge straight from recruiters, Social-Hire has not just six as advertised, but EIGHT great tactics to power your profile. This is all killer, no filler information and you can put them into action right away by heading to their website.
10 Tips for the Perfect LinkedIn Profile
This might be one of my favorite LinkedIn pieces ever. The great people at Link Humans teamed up with LinkedIn on how to build the perfect profile. Not only did they break it down into truly actionable advice, they rocked it with an infographic suitable for framing. See it below and you can tap into additional wisdom on their site.
10 Ways to Boost Your LinkedIn Presence to That Next Level of Awesome
Good things seem to come in tens this week. And this fine example of LinkedIn post-graduate studies from the US News & World Report On Careers blog is pure gold for job seekers. Some of these are expert-only, so if you want your profile to POP then start by clicking now.
What are your insider tips on optimizing LinkedIn for job search? Share them in comments. Have a great 4th of July weekend!