A well-executed elevator speech is a powerful business tool. During the time it takes for an average elevator ride, you need to sum up what your company makes or does and get your listener excited about it. Know what else serves the same purpose as you elevator pitch? Your LinkedIn Summary section. After all, your LinkedIn summary typically shows up near the top of your profile. So it’s obviously one of the first things a person sees when looking at you. It has also gained much higher importance since LinkedIn’s latest revisions to the app and the desktop version. The first 80
When someone looks at your LinkedIn profile, does it look like you are an experienced, knowledgeable user or like you just started a few weeks ago? As a LinkedIn consultant and speaker, I look at hundreds of profiles each week, and many of them are downright embarrassing. But the good news is that most of these LinkedIn mistakes can be fixed in just a few minutes.
I hope you had a safe and fun New Year’s celebration and are looking forward to having a super successful 2019. In doing my part as your trusted LinkedIn advisor, I’d like to share with you the very best LinkedIn resolutions for improving your profile, network, connections, and activities so that your efforts on the site can contribute (hopefully in a really big way) to your success this year.
Instagram is the popular photo-sharing social media platform. But why would you want to use it for your job search? If you are already on Instagram, consider using it to build your personal brand and online visibility. And to connect with potential employers (who also are using Instagram). It’s just one more place online you can tell your career story and develop a valuable network.
Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram go everywhere we go. We’re always connected. Why not use social media to help you with career management! No matter where you are in your work life: recent college graduate, mid-career or closing in on retirement, “there is an app for that” as the saying goes.