Monday, August 11, 2014

21 Steps To The Perfect LinkedIn Profile


The key to your success on LinkedIn begins with a powerful and professional presence.  You must strategically write your profile with your ideal client in mind before you start connecting to maximize the impact of your first impression online.

I’ve outlined 21 different key points that I believe are important to fully optimizing your LinkedIn profile. Follow these 21 steps and you will have much greater success with LinkedIn!
Go to this link to see the profile used in the examples below.

LinkedIn Training: How To Create A LinkedIn Profile In 21 Steps

3. Your Headline Should Be Catchy & Have Keywords You Want To Be Found For – Create a headline that captures your target market’s attention to encourage them to check out your profile.

4. Connect With At Least 501 People – The reason I suggest this is because LinkedIn will show how many connections you have until you hit 500. People like to connect with “connected” people.

10. Write In First Person – Your LinkedIn profile is not your resume so make sure you are always writing in first person.

16. Keyword Load Your Current & Past Work History – Notice how in my profile I used keywords like “Social media speaker” and “social media trainer”.  These are some of the keywords I want to be found for.

See all 21 steps and the complete article

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