During one-on-one LinkedIn consultations and also the Q&A time at my presentations, people are consistently interested in learning how they can get profile views from the right people.
A robust LinkedIn profile isn’t enough. Sorry. You need to be active on the platform. If you want to increase the number of people looking at your profile and expand your network, then posting engaging LinkedIn comments is the fix! As a social network, LinkedIn rewards people who post engaging content and comments. What do I mean by reward? Your profile gets more visibility. When you associate with high ranking content and people who are influential in your industry/career, you get noticed. Liking isn’t enough to improve your profile’s visibility. And I realize not everyone can or should be writing
Most LinkedIn users (79% according to my latest LinkedIn user survey) are not paying anything to use the site. That’s why most of what I teach in my book, public workshops, corporate training sessions, and personal consultations focuses on becoming a skillful user of the free LinkedIn features that come with the basic account.
Do you struggle as an introvert to promote yourself in today’s competitive and networked work environment? If so, this post offers five ways to help you build your confidence and be more at ease with the demands of an extroverted world.
When you add a new contact, you put your extremely valuable network in his or her hands. Remember, it is your personal LinkedIn network. It is a possession you have worked your entire career to build, and when you add a connection on LinkedIn, it is like handing your Outlook database to that individual and trusting him to treat it as professionally as you would treat his.