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LinkedIn is a professional network with more than 900 million members in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. I’d like to think that everyone knows LinkedIn is an important platform to be on and communicate with other professionals.
But did you know how important it is to keep your profile current?
Old photos, outdated professional information, and a lack of engagement can keep others from connecting and interacting with you on LinkedIn. And we want people to interact with us. LinkedIn is a way to tell people what’s going on in our career. We can follow business leaders and subscribe to industry newsletters via LinkedIn. Oh, and don’t forget with a library card, you might get free access to LinkedIn learning!
The reason I wanted to send out a reminder about LinkedIn is because I recently discovered a resource that might help you refresh your profile. It’s called “LinkedIn 101: How to Write and Effective LinkedIn Profile & Business Page”. The book is a short read (138 pages) and it’s focused on delivering step-by-step instructions on how to build and maintain a LinkedIn profile that will help you build your brand, find a job, or identify potential clients. I could see “LinkedIn 101” being something I refer to regularly to keep my profile refreshed.
If you’re looking for a non-book resource, don’t forget about online publications like
Chameleon Resumes – Free Tools
Erin Kennedy, Professional Resume Services
Regardless of your opinions about social media, it’s still a part of our personal and professional lives. And when it comes to business, LinkedIn is still tops. That means managing your profile matters. There are lots of resources to help us create and maintain a positive social media presence. Find the ones that work for you and use them. You’ll be glad you did!
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