After a fast-paced #InternPro Twitter chat last night titled “Don’t Be a LinkedIn-diot: Build Your LinkedIn Profile Like a Pro,” we thought this classic infographic from Mindflash just may be what the doctor ordered.
After all, once those shiny new profiles are out there for all to see, it’s time to start flexing those personal networking muscles!
Almost everyone, including college students and entry-level professionals, now realizes that a presence on LinkedIn is a mandatory element of career development. And more than ever, people are creating a LinkedIn profile.
Here’s the problem: most of those profiles… suck.
In stark contrast to Twitter and Facebook, LinkedIn members have developed ways to communicate with each other. As the platform has evolved, some connection and communication techniques have proven far more effective than others.
Use the wrong tools, or communicate in the wrong way – like those described below – and you may be labeled a Linkedin Loser…
If you’re an internship or job seeker, you might be using the number one professional network to look at open positions. Or you may be on the world’s largest professional networking just hoping you’ll be found.
The reality is: this is a much more powerful tool than that… and you may not be using LinkedIn to its maximum benefit.
Today, LinkedIn and your resume go together like peanut butter and jelly – universally accepted as a good thing, a standard even. Yet, I still get asked all the time: Do I really need a profile on LinkedIn?
Here are 6 reasons why you should be on LinkedIn, and if you already are, why you should continuously update and optimize your profile…