Online Mentoring Class Description for Women in Biz Network Members Only
When: June 3, 12 pm EST
Location: Online – RSVP for Link to join us.
As business owners and professionals we must have a professional image and be focused on maximizing your time. LinkedIn is an amazing way to:
• Build credibility as an expert
• Connect with your professional peers
• Develop a strategy and process to follow up with contacts
• Use LinkedIn as CRM database
• Blog and share your messages (great if you don’t have a blog currently)
• Get referred, known and trusted within your industry
Join a fantastic discussion and lesson in the merits and gems of using LinkedIn.
For WIBN Members only.
Some more facts:
- 40% admit it’s difficult to describe what it is they do for a living
- Only 35% feel confident describing their professional achievements
- 52% of workers stated they would rather talk about a colleague’s achievements than their own
- 76% agree it’s difficult to overcome a bad first impression
So why do we hold back? Some 53% of workers admitted they feel like they are bragging. In a world of selfies and sharing what we have for breakfast, it’s strange that we still hold back from shouting about our work achievements. In fact, we’re more likely to share health updates (25%) and political views (23%) on social media than news of a promotion (17%).
Interestingly, 65% of people agree the impression you make online is just as important as the one you make in person. And that’s an area where LinkedIn can help — it’s the perfect place to showcase your professional successes. Here are a few simple steps to help you tell your work story on LinkedIn:
- PHOTO: Your photo is your virtual handshake, so upload an approachable profile photo that aligns with your role as a professional. Members with a profile photo receive up to 21x more profile views.
- WORK EXPERIENCE: One of the most important parts of your profile is your job history, including your current position, industry and length of employment. LinkedIn members with current positions receive up to 5x more connection requests. If you’re just entering the workforce, include your education and add a summary of who you are and what you aspire to be.
- SKILLS: Add five relevant skills and you’ll be messaged up to 31x more by recruiters and other members.
- LOCATION: More than 30% of recruiters use location when searching for candidates, so make sure to add your location, making it easier for them to find you.
- SUMMARY: A summary of at least 40 words is more likely to show up in search. Be sure to add a little personality — nearly 87% of recruiters are looking for it!
There’s never been a better time to get comfortable being a little uncomfortable. Telling your #workstory on LinkedIn can help you land your dream job. READ More