LinkedIn is a powerful network that can help you launch your business, brand, or just yourself. It can also connect you with real power figures in the niche you’re interested in, land you a job or promote your brand in serious, game changing way. Interested yet? As you should be!
If you already have LinkedIn profile, you know some default settings, for example: to link your website with the profile, to put your bio and achievements on it, but did you know that there are so many more option which can grab the attention of your future employer?
Show Your Professional Skills
Maybe you have already seen this option, but never really took it seriously enough.Writing down all your (important for the job) skills can optimize your profile for relevant, specific keywords and you can get endorsements from your connections. Then, LinkedIn will show your top 10 skills based on those endorsements so that visitors can immediately spot your major strengths. You can do this in the Skills section.
Show Your Specialized Certifications
Another important profile option, often overlooked, is the certifications section. Here you can write down your specialized educational achievements. Sometimes users don’t think that certain certification may be important for their LinkedIn profile, but think about it like this: If you would talk to your potential employer, would you tell him about that certificate?
Show Your LinkedIn Groups
You also may have heard of LinkedIn groups but never took them seriously. So what are they actually, you may ask? LinkedIn groups are quite similar to the facebook groups – you find the ones you are interested in and there you share your experience, advice, tips with other members of the group. This is a great way to interact with other members who invested into same topics as you are. When you join LinkedIn groups, you have the option of listing them on your profile, as shown in the Groups section below. You may want to do that because people who would like to get to know you a bit more can do so by joining the groups you’re in and engaging with you there.
Show Your Interests
Support Your Causes
Volunteering in one of the most important things you can do to help others in need, to help you own well being. In fact, volunteering has become so important that one in five hiring managers has chosen a candidate based on his or her volunteer experience. You may not know (or you do know, but never thought it was relevant), but adding the Volunteer section to your LinkedIn profile will show others that you also care about helping the less fortunate ones. And that can say a lot about you. For nonprofits, this is a great way to promote your organization and cause.
So, this is it for now, I hope you have enjoyed my LinkedIn tips.
How do you like this network, do you use it?