LinkedIn snakes or ladders?
Consider the key steps that need to be taken to enhance your LinkedIn profile.
- Add a photo to your profile
- This not only helps potential connections identify you with your name, profiles with a profile are regarded as more trustworthy.
- Achieve 100% profile completeness
- To achieve all-star status you need to complete the template sections. Additional areas may be added if you wish.
- Add publications to your profile
- If you have published articles, book chapters, whitepapers etc, share these on your profile.
- Add skills to your profile
- These will allow connections to validate strengths shown on your profile
- Endorse skills of colleagues you know
- Recognise the skills of others by endorsing them publicly.
- Recommend a colleague
- This should be someone you have worked with or for.
- Add a project to your profile
- This is an additional section you can add to highlight projects you have been involved with or led.
- Add presentations to Slideshare and your LinkedIn profile
- This not only provides a way to share your work, it adds a visual dimension to your profile.
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- Don’t cite other’s work
- It is not just academic practice, all work of others should be recognised
- Share trivia as status updates
- LinkedIn is a professional social network. It is not Facebook.
- Don’t make use of your personalised LinkedIn URL
- You can edit your personalised URL and use this to provide a direct link to your LinkedIn profile by sharing in your email signature and on your business cards.
- Make unprofessional or insensitive comments
- Think before you add a snarky comment or status update. This could be seen by your connections and many others too.
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