I saw this article from Forbes that is an excerpt from Laura Shin's book The Millennial Game Plan: Career and Money Secrets to Succeed in Today's World and had to make a post out of it. It is geared towards millennials but it can help all of us. I was one of those people - someone who set up a LinkedIn and then forgot about it. As I have recently relaunched this company, The Next Step, I have found LinkedIn to be so important to my company - keeping people thinking about my services and (hopefully) reading my blog posts and maybe even learning something new from me...
It is important to make LinkedIn really represent you - what does not fit on your resume can fit here. Also, you can strategically find people to connect to that can help you find your next step. Make sure LinkedIn represents who you are and what you can do.
I would be remiss if I did not mention my newly launched service called the LinkedIn Review and Edit - I use a proprietary 14-point query document to get the information you need to have on your LinkedIn profile there and then I also help craft your connection emails so you can use LinkedIn to the best of its ability. Check it out on my Order Your Next Step Here page today and let me know what you think.
What do you think of LinkedIn? Is your profile dormant? Or do you use it for networking to your next step and beyond?
How To Use LinkedIn 5 Smart Steps to Career Success
Lisa Vento Nielsen