Did you know that 1 in 3 professionals on the planet are on LinkedIn?
Are you one of them?
If so, then here’s a tip you don’t want to miss:
“LinkedIn users with complete profiles are 40 times more likely to receive opportunities through LinkedIn”.
Wow! That’s a HUGE increase in business opportunities!
The reason for this is that complete profiles tend to show up higher not only in searches on LinkedIn, but also on Google. A more complete profile will help you to be more visible and more easily found.
So, what do you have to do to have a “complete” LinkedIn profile?
It’s actually quite simple and LinkedIn even gives you a visual representation of your profile strength on your profile. (which is only visible to you)
There are 5 different levels of profile completion:
- All Star = 100% Complete (even though there’s a little white space at the top – which LinkedIn says “there’s always room for improvement”)
In order to move from Beginner all the way to All Star (aka, 100% Complete Profile), you need to complete the following elements in your profile:
- Your Industry and Location
- An up-to-date Current Position (with a description)
- Two Past Positions
- Your Education
- Your Skills (minimum of 3)
- A Profile Photo
- At least 50 Connections
The key to an effective profile, of course, is not just to slap any old information into these profile sections and call it a day. You’ll want to optimize each section and then have a strategy for connecting and staying top of mind with your connections. That’s where the real value of LinkedIn is and where you’ll get the most return on your investment from the site.
So, How’s Your LinkedIn Presence Representing YOU Online?
Do you have a “barely there” LinkedIn profile which is more or less languishing online — not much activity other than the occasional connection request or skills endorsement?
Or, perhaps you already feel you have a pretty good profile and you’re looking for some strategies beyond simply adding names to your contact list or posting to the void?
During the month of September, I’ll be running The 30 Day LinkedIn Success Challenge so that you can create the type of LinkedIn Profile and Presence that actually ATTRACTS opportunities to you!
This is YOUR time to showcase who you are, what your business can do for others and for you to STANDOUT online!
The Challenge Will Run September 1 – 30, 2015 and each day you’ll receive a specific action or task to complete that will build and enhance your LinkedIn Presence. I’ve built in a few bonus and rest days along the way – so no worries about being overwhelmed or unable to keep up. YOU set your schedule for completing your action items as it makes the most sense for you!
I’m keeping things simple, so the LinkedIn actions and tasks will require a minimal amount of your time each day. You’ll receive all the information and support you’ll need to complete each action/task and you’ll also have access to a private LinkedIn group where you can ask questions, get feedback and even have the chance to win a few prizes along the way!
Register Today And Get a Jumpstart With The LinkedIn Challenge Quick Start Kit — Which Includes Access To The Private LinkedIn Group, Quick Start Guide To LinkedIn Success And Everything You Need To Hit the Ground Running!
Let’s Do This Together!