Advice for People New to LinkedIn

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“If you don’t have a LinkedIn profile already, do it today. Everybody should have a LinkedIn profile,” Jordan Tommy Jordan, Vice President of Resume Bear.

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At first LinkedIn can seem overwhelming to new users so here are some tips:

Use Some Shortcuts.

You can upload your resume in order to fill in your profile.

Import connections from your email or type in email addresses to find people. Use the people you may know tab to find connections.

Get Creative With Your LinkedIn Headline.

“Although listing past experience and education is extremely important, your headline is the most important section of your LinkedIn profile. Your headline is the first thing people will see when you pop up in search results, and a lot of people just leave theirs as the default (your current or last position title),” Heather R. Huhman, Founder & President of Come Recommended said.

LinkedIn Headline

Huhman’s headline is a great example. Instead of “Founder and president of Come Recommended.” It says, “Gen Y Career Expert | Content Marketing & Digital PR | Prolific Writer.” It gives people a taste of her personal brand.

Network. Network. Network.

Networking on LinkedIn and IRL are essential to being successful in the business world. Networking is all about mutually beneficial relationships.

“For example, if you want a recommendation from the president of an on-campus group you worked with, write a recommendation for him or her first! It’s a great way to build good karma and get others to return the favor.” Huhman said. Leer más “Advice for People New to LinkedIn”