Linkedin is your site for employment and recruiting. About 93% of companies use LinkedIn for recruiting and about 40% of Hired candidates credit LinkedIn as a collaborative tool for the win. It also serves as an internet-based version of your resume. Your completed profile adds the personality to your professional credentials. Make sure your profile is public and your picture is professional. Look to grow your network
If you post an article, make sure the source is reputable. Add a short sentence about the article or a question relating to the article. Use hashtags that are relevant
Post a picture or video that is relevant to the post, but skip any idea of a selfie or a non-professional picture.
Make every opportunity to engage with those who engage with your profile, be sure you answer questions asked on your post and go out of your way to celebrate others’ achievements and encourage others within your network.
Be present on LinkedIn, post weekly if possible and comment on another’s post a few Times before logging off for the day. This builds your visibility as your build others. The Best engagement times for LinkedIn is during the weekdays.
**Use the simple rule of not sharing on LinkedIn anything you wouldn’t share In a board room meeting with peers or your boss.
Twitter can be a sea of non-related people and businesses. Put your brand-building foot forward, follow those you want to associate with professionally as customers, co-workers and vendors. Also, retweet these followers’ articles and tweets. Post information or Articles often with visual or video content and use hashtags to connect to the related subjects. It will take a bit longer to build a twitter network but stick to the objective. Get visibility, regardless of “likes”.
Once again it is a good idea not use this account for personal purposes. Make it strictly your business. Use a different account for personal use. You should tweet as often as possible. The fresh content communicates that you’re active, engaging and worth following. Twitter engagement is best during the weekday and in the afternoons.
A simple well-organized resume with highlights is an impressive, visible way of proving you are up for the task for the position you are being considered. Exhibit your name, address, contact phone number, email and LinkedIn Link in a shaded box. Highlight your skills that the Employer is looking for in a shaded box, separate from your previous employment, titles and experiences. Make sure you define your time on job. Your future employer or contractor wants to know that you can commit!
Attend an event, conference or virtual conference of a Professional Association
As you spend money and time to attend the professional event, make sure you take notes, ask questions, participate in audience-invited feedback. Make sure you are transparent and Succinct in your views when you speak up in the meeting or in the audience.
Listen to your keynote speakers and determine to find valuable information they are giving, but also find any mutual connections. Seek them out personally or on LinkedIN. Ask your mutual connect for an introduction or introduce yourself through a personalized Thank You note or a quick message on social media, email or text.
Look for ways to volunteer within the industry associations, volunteering gives you an opportunity for learning and serving your association as well. Great exposure goes to volunteers that bring value to the association and to the network of people that become your partners.
See you out there….