LinkedIn and 14 tips to get more out of it

LinkedIn and 14 tips to get more out of it

LinkedIn is growing more rapidly, and if you have been using it for a while now and still do not feel that you are getting the best, and the most out of it, and are 100% sure of this, then our latest career guide is for you. The following guide provides solutions that can help you get the most out of LinkedIn.

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Here are 14 tips to help you get it working for you better in your job search. 

  1. Awareness: It helps you build your brand and get recognition
  2. Goal: Make sure you have a clear goal for using it and plan to achieve it
  3. Keywords: Come up with some keywords using Google Keyword to that best represent what you offer/your specialisms, choose 3-4 of these phrases and use them in each section of your LinkedIn profile
  4. Stand out: Research how your competitors present themselves and what works well and less well
  5. Acquire knowledge: Join some groups to gain understanding of a new topic and meet useful contacts
  6. Accuracy: Take time to craft group postings and create in Word, spell check and copy and paste onto LinkedIn
  7. Community: Be aware of and support your LinkedIn connections, so they support you when you need it
  8. Indelible:  Remember the permanency of anything you post – do it well or don’t do it
  9. Consistent: Stay connected and log on regularly
  10. Who do you know: Get your real life connections on LinkedIn
  11. Stay Related: Setting up your own company alone or just being unemployed can be a form of isolation but LinkedIn can help prevent professional isolation so do stay related to the industry, groups and people, connect with these
  12. Co-create: Review your relationships and think who has similar values and who you could co-create opportunities with/introduce you to useful people
  13. Credibility: Most employers now examine your LinkedIn profile, this happens before they decide to invite you for an interview, so as a first step tidy your profile, then add the latest job information to it, make sure it looks professional and keep every testimonial relevant
  14. Indirect: It is more of an indirect rather than direct tool