Building on an earlier post – 7 Simple To Dos for Rookies to Enhance Their LinkedIn Profile – this piece offers additional guidance to help professionals upgrade their LinkedIn profiles. It describes seven tasks that can be tackled in one sitting or over several sessions. These tasks include adding digital links, creating a summary and adding specialties, selecting representative skills and expertise, and customizing one’s public profile.
“You strive to create and maintain a strong identity and reputation within your organization, with your clients and peers, and in your industry. But are you as diligent a custodian of your professional brand in cyberspace as you are in the physical world? If not, you probably need a digital make-over… This post helps you dress for success in cyberspace by providing guidance for critiquing, updating, and maintaining your digital presence to convey a positive professional identity in all aspects of your career.”
“This post provides seven basic recommendations that can help digital rookies transform their LinkedIn profile from anemic to respectable. These tasks can be tackled in as little as an hour (and no more than a half-day session) and will produce a solid basic presence that also lays a foundation for future development.”
“As we are all well aware, the majority of our work is done over email. Figuring out email etiquette is an essential skill as both a…student and as a co-worker.” This post has some simple and effective ways to manage email.
“Did you know that an average of 45 million profiles are viewed each day on LinkedIn? Your LinkedIn profile can be your ticket to a variety of new professional opportunities like partnerships, jobs, mentorships, volunteering or new business. On LinkedIn, you have complete control of how you want to be portrayed professionally to the world…” This infographic has simple and easy info to make your LI profile stronger:
“Tech columnist David Pogue shares 10 simple, clever tips for computer, web, smartphone and camera users. And yes, you may know a few of these already — but there’s probably at least one you don’t.” This TED Talk has great hacks…worth the 5 minutes and 45 seconds.
“With so many social networks to traverse today, why is it important for college students to be on yet another site? There are many benefits to being active on LinkedIn, but the most basic reason – to get a job and move out of your parent’s house! You do want to move out of your parent’s house, right?”
This is a great primer on why college students need a LinkedIn profile: Yes, You Need a LinkedIn Account!
“With the professional network now boasting more members than many developed countries, business professionals across the planet are racing to figure out how they will leverage LinkedIn marketing for themselves.”
Good article by Grace Bonney at Design*Sponge:
“I was so excited to tackle today’s etiquette post because, if you’re a blogger or someone who works online, you understand just how big a portion of our jobs email has become. From researching and interviewing to submissions and content management, email is the home base around which most of my business operates and returns to over and over again. Whether you’re a blogger, a business owner or someone who spends a lot of time on email, I can’t think of another area (aside from social media) that is so fraught with chances for huge snafus..”
Informative article about getting the most out of LI:
“Lots of articles describe how to create a more marketable LinkedIn profile, how to find the right groups to join, how to choose the best profile photo… I should know, I’ve written about that. Oh, and that. Yep, and that too.”