Five Tips for Using LinkedIn

On January 6, 2013, wrote:

LinkedIn has both similarities and differences with other social network sites, and that means there are some things that will be familiar and other things that are unknown as well. It’s important that you embrace the difference of LinkedIn from other social networks so that you will be able to experience it fully. Here are five tips that can help.

Fill Out the Profile Completely

One of the big mistakes that many people make when they start to use LinkedIn – and other social networking sites for that matter – is that they do not take the opportunity to fill out their full profile. They only fill out the parts which they believe might be important to setting up the account and when that’s done, most users never go back and take the time to appropriately fix their profiles. You should have something in every area of your profile, including your likes, hobbies and other information that people might find useful when they want to know more about you. The more information you have in these areas the better. In your summary section, you might even want to add some good keywords into the text.

Share Quality Links

Social networking sites are all about sharing and that’s what you are going to want to do on LinkedIn as well. When you are sharing though, make sure that you are adding only quality links, and make sure that the links you are adding are not only links to your own site. Look for items that are going to be of interest to people who are in your field and people that follow you. Blatantly promoting your business through social networking might work a bit but it’s when you are sharing something really worthwhile and interesting with others that people really start to follow you.

Post Interesting and Professional Work Related News

The same is going to hold true on the status updates that you make. Always try to post interesting or thought provoking status updates. These usually have something to do with the type of work that you are doing. In addition, it’s a good idea to post about once a day but bear in mind that any more would be overkill. If you post less, it will seem as though you are abandoning you profile and you do not want your followers to think that.

Join Various Groups

You can find various groups on the site that you might want to join and follow. You can find some groups that have people who might be good potential customers, as well as groups of peers. Join both.

Be Social

Of course, you also have to make sure that you are social on these sites! Engage with other people so that you can learn more about them and they can learn more about you and what you have to offer.

About the Author

Veronica Clyde is a tech writer at – a place where you can read reviews about the best VPN providers. If interested check out a Private Internet Access review.

Stay Connected, Subscribe to the Lakeshore Branding blog feed via RSS, email and you can follow Lakeshore Branding on Twitter!

You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *