Expert Roundup - Top 5 Articles about improving your LinkedIn Profile (Nov 9 to Nov 13)

http://www.forbes.com/sites/williamarruda/2014/06/10/why-linkedin-is-the-only-personal-branding-resource-you-need/

In case you missed these posts the past week (Nov 9th to Nov 13th) I have compiled the Top 5 Most shared/engaged articles on the web about how to optimize your LinkedIn Profile.


1. How to save your LinkedIn Profile as a PDF by Karen Yankovich

  • This post was originally posted on socialmediatoday.com; and has received more than 1400 Social Media shares just this past week
  • In case you are wondering how to save your LinkedIn profile as a PDF document, then this article is for you.
  • Included in the post is a video that gives you a step-by-step process of saving a LinkedIn Profile into PDF; Also included are step-by-step directions.
  • Here is the beauty – You don’t have to be connected to someone to download their LinkedIn profile as a PDF. This is handy especially if you are going to meet them for networking or interview purposes

2. How to Optimize your LinkedIn profile to be Ranked # 1 by Philip Bryant

  • This article was originally published on Social-hire.com ; and has received more than 500 Social Media shares in less than a week
  • No matter how awesome you think your LinkedIn profile is – it does not matter unless you are searchable i.e recruiters & hiring managers can find you easily using LinkedIn’s search engine.
  • Use media effectively on your LinkedIn profile – starting with your picture; then add slideshares, videos,content,etc. to boost your profile.
  • Be Actively engaged with others on Linkedin; by commenting on their updates & posts, and also joining groups.
  • The importance of keywords in your headline,summary and experience. If properly optimized, this will help you rank high, and improve the chances of you getting found.

3. LinkedIn Profile Checklist Jobseekers Need by Don Goodman

  • This post was originally published at Careerealism; and has received more than 400 Social Media Shares in less than a week
  • The Headline of your LinkedIn Profile must speak to your target audience. Lets say you are targeting hiring managers in a particular industry- that should be indicated in the Headline
  • Keep your profile picture and URL professional
  • Ensure that you add the Skills & Endorsements section; and get endorsed for a variety of your skills – to add credibility.
  • In the education section, don’t let it give away your age.

4. Four Profile Changes that will Transform your LinkedIn presence by Stacy Firth

  • This post was originally published at Business2Community; and has received more than 300 Social Media shares in less than a week
  • Your LinkedIn Headline or Title should resonate with what you put on your business card; avoid any fluffy and exaggerated words
  • Update your Profile when you make changes – even if you have just picked up a skill or learnt a new course; Don’t wait to make profile updates only when you get a new job
  • Actively interact and engage on LinkedIn;ensure that your posts & updates resonate with the brand or persona you want to portray to your audience or customers

5. Creative ways to promote your LinkedIn profile

  • This post was originally published on BMS Sales; and has received more than 200 Social Media shares just this past week
  • This article is unique because it talks about actively promoting your LinkedIn profile and the payoff it can potentially have on your career.
  • Add your LinkedIn profile to your e-mail signature. Also add it your blog and other social media profiles.
  • Actively engage in discussions on various LinkedIn profiles. It is not enough just to join a group, but also to actively participate.

Hope you find the above list useful. Tips & tricks are useless unless & until you put them into action. These 5 posts have tons of ideas to take your LinkedIn profile to the next level. What one action on your LinkedIn profile are you going to take, to take it to an All-star level?

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Nissar Ahamed is the Founder & CEO of CareerMetis.com. He is also the host of The Career Insider Podcast and the co-host of The C.A.R.E. Podcast

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