Tips for LinkedIn

February 21, 2012 by  
Filed under Ask Deb, Uncategorized, Venues / Event Tips

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LinkedIn is among the more popular social media platforms and it is not hard to see why; it lets users make professional connections where most social media is better for making personal ones. LinkedIn has the benefit of influencing what comes up when doing searches like Google.  Instead of seeing potential embarrassing photos users are met with your professional profile.

 

Social Media for the Enterprise Presented by LinkedIn for Social Media Week emphasized some key points about using LinkedIn that we have shared below.

Develop A Brand

You are going to want to distinguish yourself and promote your positive attributes.

 

Showcase The Person Behind The Brand

People are going to want to know what makes you and your brand different so don’t be afraid to show your interests; just make sure that they don’t hurt your professional image.

 

Monitor Your Profile

Have relevant an up to date information. This will give people viewing your profile the right tools to effectively communicate to and about you. Help them understand what benefits you can provide by keeping information accurate and up to date.

 

Participate

LinkedIn has groups for nearly every profession, so join one and contribute.  This is all about visibility, by being an active participant you can show your expertise and raise your profile within your profession.

 

Make Connections Through Connections

Social media is about relationships and engagement; having a strong network is dependent on you making the effort; your connections are resource base and they can help you by providing new contacts.

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