The Tips to Take Your LinkedIn Profile to the Next Level

Hundreds of LinkedIn logos piled on top of each other.

Okay, so now you have set up your LinkedIn profile and have had it for a while. It’s been going well but you get the feeling that you could be taking it to the next level. You definitely can do this. LinkedIn is a great tool for professionals to use, and when they use it right then the opportunities can be endless. But a lot of people don’t know how to take full advantage of the platform. Here are some of the tips to do just that:

·        Actually Use the Platform

A lot of people will set up their LinkedIn profile and then just leave it until someone contacts them. If you want to be successful on the platform then you can’t do this. Regularly check in on a daily, weekly or monthly basis and take advantage of the features. Don’t be scared to post, like or connect with other people. This will make you look all the more impressive.

Man leaning on window ledge checking his LinkedIn on his mobile phone.

·        Post Articles

Writing and publishing articles is a great way to gather attention for yourself on the platform. You may not feel the most confident in your writing abilities but by posting you will be seen as a leader in thought for your field. Write about things that you are passionate about in your industry. This could be things such as any ideas you may have, how to improve certain aspects of the industry etc.

·        Use Media on Your LinkedIn Profile

When professionals and businesses are on your profile it is more than likely they are just skimming across it rather than reading in detail. One of the best ways to grab people’s attention is to include media on your profile. This could be things such as PowerPoint presentations you have delivered or video of your doing a presentation.

Woman standing outside in the sun smiling as she checks her LinkedIn on her smartphone.

·        Follow Your Inspirations

There are famous business people on LinkedIn. The reality is that you probably won’t be able to connect with them, but that doesn’t mean you can’t see the things that they are talking about. From time to time they will post information that will give you advice and inspiration on how to further your career.

·        Interact With People

One of the great features of LinkedIn is that you are able to see who has viewed your profile. Use this tool to further your career. Start interacting with people who have been on your profile and see why they viewed you, what they thought was good/what could be improved on. It could be the start of a new opportunity for you…

 

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