LinkedIn is not only the place to be, but is the new resume and a great way to network with literally anyone in the world. Using LinkedIn when you are ready to start looking for a new job is too late. It’s time to drop the excuses of not having enough time, not knowing what to write, and not wanting to talk about yourself and finally update your profile. Start networking with real people and discover companies that you want to work for by updating your profile and making it searchable by recruiters. Whether you’re a 9-5’r considering a new job or an entrepreneur looking for clients, partnerships or speaking opportunities, it’s time to build your personal brand on LinkedIn.
Thought leaders get hired, so it’s time to showcase your expertise!
What We’re Talking About
- Why I Love LinkedIn
- You Should Be Using LinkedIn All The Time
- Updating Your LinkedIn Profile
3 Ways LinkedIn Is Useful
LinkedIn is a great place for networking with real people in real life. If you’re only utilizing it for a job board, then you’re missing out. Whether you’re in a 9-5 or an entrepreneur, then you should be using LinkedIn to build your personal brand. LinkedIn is also a great place to research companies that you find interesting – to learn more about them and whether their culture might be a good fit for you.
Why Only Using LinkedIn For A Job Search Doesn’t Work
LinkedIn is a content based platform and a great way to find people. You get the opportunity to get in front of someone you really want to be in front of, reach out to hiring managers, and honestly talk to just about anyone in the world by sending them a message. Recruiters are always on LinkedIn searching for candidates for jobs they have available and even for ones that aren’t posted yet. By not being on LinkedIn or having an updated profile, you could be missing out on not just great opportunities, but the job of your dreams.
Ways To Start Taking Action On Your Profile Today
By now you should be convinced that you need to take action and get your LinkedIn profile updated before lunch time today! Start by getting a solid photograph in place that is professional, sized right, and represents you. Next, craft a headline. Your headline doesn’t have to be your current job title, it can have keywords in it for the position you are striving to attain. Lastly, bring the human back into human resources by connecting with 10 new people this week. These simple steps are going to uplevel your networking and career game instantly.
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There’s no excuse, so get your LinkedIn profile updated today!
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HOT TIPS TO ROCK LINKEDIN
You’re missing out if you think of LinkedIn only as a job board.
LinkedIn for me is such a reprieve from the social media noise when I still get to connect with people, but I don’t feel like I’m in competition with people.
LinkedIn gives you the opportunity to actually get in front of someone you want to get in front of.
You can talk to anyone in the world, you just have to send the first message.
LinkedIn is the place to be.
LinkedIn is a personal website and Yelp review rolled into one.
LinkedIn is the new resume.
Build your personal brand for the opportunities you want to have in the future.
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