Selling yourself in person is hard. But thanks to the wonderful world of the internet, it’s made that a little easier! Still, there’s work to be done when promoting yourself online.
3 Ways to Promote Yourself and Get Noticed on Linkedin
Be more active
Even if it’s just a few minutes a day, being more active on the site can boost your connections tenfold. Unfortunately, according to a Lab42 survey, only 1/3 of users log in each day. This limits their exposure.
If you want to look proactive to future employers, you need to be proactive, and it’s surprisingly easy to do. Careers guidance site The Muse claims that you can double your connections in just five minutes a day.
How? Improve your visibility on the site by commenting on updates from companies you’re interested in and reach out for a new connection at least once a day.
By sharing your updates, your connections will be able to view your recent achievements, sparking their interest. Refreshing your profile information regularly will inspire more people to check you out, so keep updating. There are many other ways to boost yourself to being noticed on the site, and not one is time-consuming or hard to do. No excuses!.
Your photo is a visual advert for you as an employee, and you want it to sell well. According to LinkedIn, profiles that include a photo are 21 times more likely to be viewed than those without one.
Make sure the picture’s background is plain to avoid distraction; the focus should be on you! Poorly cropped pictures are also a no; you’re essentially posting a headshot, so you need to be able to see your full face.
Additionally, get someone else to take it. Even if you aren’t posing as you would in a Facebook photo, it’s still obvious you took a selfie and unfortunately, that comes with a lot of stigma.
Promote your profile
Don’t be ashamed of your achievements and experience! Instead, link your profile to your other social media and let people know you’re on there! It’s an effective way to get traffic to your page and demonstrate you are hot property in the job sector!
Networking in person is just as important. When doing it, let the person know they can find you on LinkedIn. Or get it printed on business cards if that’s how you roll! Be shameless in your plugs; it’ll be worth it! Lastly, don’t forget to make sure you’ve filled out all the relevant information requested by the site and aim to become an All-Star.