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Getting started on LinkedIn – Part Three – Your LinkedIn contact details

 Getting Started on LinkedIn - P3 Contact details

Getting started on LinkedIn: Part Three – Your LinkedIn Contact Details

Why are your LinkedIn contact details important?

Given that people have an attention span shorter than a goldfish nowadays you need to make it easy for people to get in touch with you.

LinkedIn can add links to your website, multiple Twitter accounts, multiple email addresses, instant messaging such as Skype and WeChat. You can also customise the URL (or public name) that LinkedIn gives you to make it easier to find you on LinkedIn.

LinkedIn has several contact fields which, by default are not filled in. These include your phone number, address and website, very important information!

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Getting started on LinkedIn – Part Two – Your LinkedIn headline

Getting started on LinkedIn: Part Two – Your LinkedIn Headline

Why is your LinkedIn headline important?

Your LinkedIn headline is a vital part of your LinkedIn profile because:

  • It appears at the top of your profile and is one of the first things people see about you
  • It shows in search results (and if you don’t have a photograph it is the only thing that is shown)
  • It appears next to any comments you make anywhere on LinkedIn (in groups, on other’s status updates etc)
  • It appears on any posts you publish

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Getting started on LinkedIn – Part One – Your profile photograph


Getting Started on LinkedIn

Getting started on LinkedIn: Part One – Your Profile Photograph

I am often asked for tips on how to get started with using LinkedIn effectively. I will be doing a series of blog posts about this.

The first place you need to start is with optimizing your profile.

Why optimize your profile?

Having a fully completed LinkedIn profile has the following benefits:

  • The viewer can find out all about you
  • You outline your skills and expertise
  • Other people also corroborate this via Recommendations and Endorsements

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