LinkedIn Fundamentals - Is your profile the best it can be?
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- How to set up a LinkedIn profile
- What are the basic elements every profile should have
- How other people read your profile
- LinkedIn account (free accounts are fine!)
Get the foundations right in this clear & concise and to the point course.
No non-sense, no padding, just the basic facts that help you build your LinkedIn profile in the best possible way and in the least amount of time.
My LinkedIn membership number is 16,418 (out of 500 million members) ... I was an EARLY adopter of LinkedIn.
How to write a compelling "About" section
How to pick the appropriate photo for your headshot
Ways to change the background image
Why and how to create a custom LinkedIn URL
Recommendations - how to ask for them and why they are one of LinkedIn's most valuable assets
Ways to organize your "Experience" if you have multiple jobs at the same time
Tips to leverage "Volunteer" roles that will enhance your career and success
No matter where you are with your LinkedIn profile, this course will help you make sure you're getting the most you can from it.
Now dive in and I'll see you in the first lecture.
Happy connecting ... ~ Diane Darling
- Professionals who are currently working and want to advance their career
- College students entering the job market
- Retired people who want to stay connected for volunteer work or former work colleagues
- High school students getting ready for college
This lecture introduces you to the course as well as show you how I read a LinkedIn profile.
When you get a LinkedIn account, you have a unique LinkedIn URL ... however, it has all kinds of jibberish with numbers and letters.
Customize it! For example, mine is www.LinkedIn.com/in/DianeDarling
If you can't get your name, there are other options. Such as adding your profession or location.
This is not the best place to put time or energy in my opinion. But it's good to know what this section does.
This is different from recommendations or testimonials. Other people add a skill such as Excel or Painting to your profile. It's not always relevant.
Take a look at the SHORT video and decide for yourself.
This is one of the more important parts of LinkedIn. It's like your resume or CV. I suggest you update this a few times a year to keep it fresh and current.
EXAMPLE: Each "EXPERIENCE" is a job - such as an accountant. If you get promoted to a partner, you'll want to update it.
Start by giving recommendations and thank others for how they've helped you. This will start the process.
When someone compliments your work, ask if they'd be willing to write a recommendation for you.
The video explains the best ways to navigate this on LinkedIn