But sadly most people don’t use it for this purpose at all .. and if you are building a career this is a tool not to be ignored.
My son in law changed jobs a year ago .. all as a result to someone approaching him via LinkedIn. They liked his profile, invited him for a beer one night and offered him a job that same evening. He wasn’t looking for a new job but they had trawled the web looking for the right person to fill a new post and his profile ticked all the right boxes. He now has a new job and a salary that is considerably higher than before. Here is a LinkedIn tip to help build your career.
How to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile
There are many ways to do this. Clearly you need to start with a full profile complete with a good photo. Get it done professionally .. holiday snaps are OK on Facebook but create the wrong impression on a professional site.
Then think about getting some achievements online. People don’t select employees on what they have been responsible for .. it is what they have achieved that attracts attention.
Simply go to your profile, select Background and select Projects …. add a project title, explain what it was about and what you achieved and add project members (if you wish).
You can add as many projects as you wish and it is a great tool if you want to prompt people to recommend you.
If you’d like top link to me on LinkedIn you can find me at uk.linkedin.com/in/stefandrew/