7 Tips for Impressing on LinkedIn
Posted by Liz Taylor Jun 16, 2014
1.) Develop legitimate connections. Take the time to write a short, personalized note to the person expressing why you want to connect and who you know in common.
2.) Build a relationship. Look at someone’s LinkedIn profile before scheduling a business meeting to “warm” up your appointment. Look for who you know in common or similar educational backgrounds.
3.) Use a professional headshot. I was speaking at the MNCPA conference this week and they were taking professional headshots for attendees as a courtesy. I was so impressed and applauded their effort to help attendees have a more polished LinkedIn presence.
4.) Use privacy settings accordingly. Message private manners appropriately.
5.) Always proofread your writing.
6.) Keep it professional. Remember that LinkedIn is a professional social media site and not intended for posting personal matters intended for Facebook or Twitter.
7.) If you are a stay at home parent or choose to not work; don’t have an account.
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