IS YOUR PROFILE ‘FROZEN IN TIME’?
When did you last update your LinkedIn Profile? (Please don’t say ‘ages ago’ – or ‘no idea’!)
A LINKED IN PROFILE IS NOT JUST FOR CHRISTMAS...
It’s for LIFE! Your Profile - ‘the website of professional you’ - remains your faithful friend throughout job changes, promotions (and redundancies !), starting your own business – all the highs and lows of your long career: [CAREER (verb) - to swerve from side to side in an uncontrolled fashion - often downhill].
Building an All-Star Profile is the essential first step towards LinkedIn Loveliness - but then we need to spend time on the platform to bring the full power of LinkedIn to life. Making new connections is a given – the more GOOD connections we have, the more we benefit from the NETWORKING power of LinkedIn. You’ll find trusted suppliers, customers and collaborators, and build great working relationships – obvs!
YOUR PROFILE’S ABOUT YOU - BUT NOT FOR YOU
Don’t let it freeze to death! It’s not a static CV (Resume or résumé? You choose!) You can and should change it regularly to target the specific audience you want to attract and engage with – today! Your About (née Summary) section can be a covering letter for a job application, an introduction letter to a prospect focused on their industry sector, an ad for your event... Your Featured section can signpost people to your content that shows them you’re exactly who they’re looking for RIGHT NOW.
...ADOPT AN ALGORITHM!
LinkedIn’s algorithms will help you by suggesting great new connections, but they can only do that if you feed them by being active and engaging with the platform – and that includes making regular updates to ‘fine-tune’ your Profile. Warm leads don’t come from frozen Profiles... so let’s turn up the heat!
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