Is your LinkedIn profile giving a bad impression of you?

Why should you spend time completing your profile on LinkedIn? What is the benefit of having one?

In the age of social media, more and more people are turning to networks such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to discover information that will help them in both their personal and business lives. This is not going to be any different for employers looking for new employees, entrepreneurs looking for business opportunities or executives ready for their next challenge.

You should regard your LinkedIn profile as your online CV. It shows your skills, employment history, qualifications, areas of expertise and knowledge and most important of all – recommendations from others. It means anyone looking for information about you will find everything they need to know at a glance.

This is your opportunity to blow your own trumpet, something which many of us hate doing. Make your experience and expertise shine through to show why you are THE PERSON that others should be contacting with business proposals, consultancy offers and job prospects in your industry.

LinkedIn also provides the opportunity to build your community of important business contacts by connecting with them. This gives you the ability to stay visible, sustain your relationships and build your personal brand. Your LinkedIn profile is about your CREDIBILITY as a business person.

For this to happen it is imperative that your profile is fully complete with lots of detail and a professional headshot. Take the time to consider the wording and detail you include. I am forever reviewing and updating my LinkedIn profile because things change or I think of a better way of wording it. First impressions do matter so you must check for typos and grammar. If your LinkedIn profile isn’t complete, what else can you not be bothered to finish?

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About Sarah Fletcher

Founder of Mushroom Soufflé - Social Media Magic. Public Speaker on Social Media Magic. Social Media Magic Training, Strategy and Management boosting your brand, productivity and effectiveness. Lover of street dance, food, all things purple, social media and life in general! Follow me on Twitter too @MushroomSouffle! www.mushroom-souffle.co.uk
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