You must have a complete profile. If you haven’t already joined LinkedIn, head here, click “Join Now” and fill out the blanks.
Once you enter LinkedIn, you will notice a huge amount of information that is being asked for. Don’t stress, it is relatively easy to fill this out – this guide is the first of a series that will help unfold your LinkedIn potential. It is handy to have your current resume nearby – it will help as we progress.
LinkedIn separates your information into the following subsections:
- Skills & Expertise
- Additional Information (websites/twitter etc.)
These are what we will fill out to give recruiters the best chance of finding you. This is a passive strategy, and right now, this is what we aim to create. As we progress, you will also learn how to proactively target new contacts and opportunities – taking the initiative to secure the career of your dreams.
In the next post, I will go into detail for each of these subsections, and give advice on how to set these up most effectively.