LinkedIn Tips

March 2013

  • Primary Email should be your work email (put in both work and personal emails).
  • Make sure you profile is “mostly” complete.
  • Join as many groups as you can (vertical specific, hr/recruiting, region specific).
  • Connect with everyone from Addison and other companies you’ve worked for.
  • Post a picture.
  • Accept every invitation.
  • Check “People You  May Know” daily and connect with people who are relevant (the more people you ARE connected to the more people you CAN connect to).
  • See who’s looking at your profile.  Reach out to them – Connect with them if you don’t know them, send a hello note if you are already connected.
  • Check out section “People Who Viewed this Profile Also Viewed” in the bottom right of everyone’s profile – great for leads.
  • Make your profile transparent (make sure that anyone and everyone can see your info).
  • Make goal with yourself regarding connections (hit 500 within a month).
  • Follow companies of interest (competition, clients, targets, companies to pull cands from).
  • Give recommendations to people you know – this will prompt them to give you one too!
  • Ask for recommendations from clients, cands, coworkers (current and former).
  • Try to add an update a couple of times a week (what are you doing today work wise?) this reminds your contacts of what you do!  Not too often though because people can block you.
  • Offer referral bonuses in your update.
  • When recruiting or selling ask if they are on linkedin and let them know you are sending an invitation to connect.
  • “Follow” companies you are interested in doing business with.
  • Join Twitter, if not already tweeting.  Connect your linked in to Twitter so that all your updates also hit your twitter page.
  • Post jobs or discussions in your groups to get people looking at your page.
  • Check out Bullhorn Reach.
  • Invite every candidate you meet you to join your network.
  • Try to respond to every inquiry or mail message, don’t alienate yourself or put someone off – you might need them in the future!
  • Comment on people’s network updates (just like on FB).
  • Check out the “Groups you might be interested in” function (right hand corner) it basically helps you find new groups and does all the work.
  • Go to the “More” tab on the top of your page and select “events”, here you will find events from your groups that you might be able to should attend.
  • Make sure you go to the”contacts” tab and add connections regularly.  This pulls automatically from companies you have worked for, schools you have gone to and you can even import contacts in directly from your personal email.
  • Create your own group!
  • Add a link to your profile on your email signature.