Make a good impression on LinkedIn with these etiquette tips and profile tweaks.
LinkedIn can be an incredibly useful tool for networking and enhancing your career. But you may be sabotaging your profile and prospects by making some common faux pas. Online career resource The Muse recently offered some insight into six common LinkedIn mistakes and ways to avoid them. Here are three things you can start doing now to improve your profile.
Personalize the invite message. When connecting with someone you don’t know, never use the default message – instead, sending a personalized message.
Don’t ask too much from a stranger. Accepting an invite then getting hit with a big favor is a big turn-off. If you’re seeking career advice from a new connection, start by asking for an informational interview.
Customize your headline. It’s the first thing people see when they accept your request. A good headline describes what you do and what you’d like to be doing.
Whether you are looking for a new job or want to get ahead in your current position, strengthening your LinkedIn profile and improving your networking savvy can help you make more meaningful connections. Read the full list of LinkedIn dos and don’ts and get on track to transforming your profile and your career.