On Wednesday 1st March in your diaries, as we will be hosting our interactive LinkedIn Day event throughout Commons, Newton Park.
With various workshops, industry speakers, opportunities to have you photo taken and competitions to get involved in, it’s an opportunity you shouldn’t miss! To get ahead, check out these top tips for your profile:
- The profile picture
Showing off that all-important headshot will help you to gain 14 times more views than you’d receive if you went without. Make sure to give a good impression!
- A hot headline
Alongside your name, this will be the first thing any viewer sees when checking out your profile, so make sure to keep it short and snappy. Keep it current and professional.
- Sell your summary
Supplying a great summary can help you to gain seven times more profile views. Consider it as an elevator pitch; keep it short and to the point, but be make sure you highlight what you’re all about.
- Experience gives the extra factor
Make sure you provide detailed experiences. Whether that’s voluntary work, internships, work experience or a part-time job, it demonstrates that you know what you’re talking about when it comes to your field of interest/study.
- Education counts
You’ve managed to land yourself a place at university and are likely doing well, so ensure you cover all your key qualifications for employers to see.
- Include key projects
If you’ve overseen any notable projects in university or work, you should be showing off your skills. Include links, or embed photographs and videos to alongside your education and experience.
- Shout your skills
Having a key skill that fits with your career could improve your profile views thirteenfold. You likely have more than one, so get noting those technical and team-working abilities now.
- Recommendations rock
Think of a recommendation as a reference on your CV. Likewise, think carefully about who you ask to recommend you and ensure the contact will prove relevant to the career you hope to focus on i.e. if you’re an avid photographer, perhaps don’t get the milkman to shout about your skills…
- Share endorsements
They say sharing is caring, and endorsements do everyone good. Is your best friend good at drawing? Endorse her to confirm it. In return, she might vouch that you are capable of teaching, which reflects well on you. It’s a win-win situation and can make you feel good, too.
- Get connected
Now you’ve completed your profile, it’s time to start showcasing yourself to potential employers. Research relevant connections in you field of interest/study and approach them with personalised emails asking them to connect with you.
We will be running a series of workshops on LinkedIn Day – you can book your place here!