Finding a job can be relatively easy these days. As a matter of fact, you can be hired anytime. With all these technologies and the benefits of social media, you know you’ll never be jobless. Aside from Facebook, LinkedIn is one of the most beneficial social network for those people who would like to grow their connections and get the right job for them. On the other hand, not everyone who have their own LinkedIn profile has been successful for being hired or becoming successful with their online business. Did you happen to be one of these people? What might have gone wrong with your profile? Can’t you easily identify the problem? Well, here, we are going to show you the mistakes you need to avoid in order to get the best results in LinkedIn, and this is what you should do for 2015:
It’s a big task to complete your LinkedIn profile. Everyone’s surely aware of that. There’s just a lot of information for which LinkedIn wants you to share not only to them but for everyone in your connections as well. You must fill in the basics, such as your current role, your current photo and summary. This doesn’t really only apply for individuals, as most of the companies haven’t completed their profiles as well. They missed explaining what they really do. Your profile needs to showcase the services or products you provide.
No Photo Or Placing An Indecent One
If there’s one common mistake being done by many people in their LinkedIn accounts, it would be having no photo or using the wrong one. Without a photo on your profile gives others the impression that your account is spam and it negatively affects you as an applicant or a business owner. On the other hand, you must also avoid photos that doesn’t seem professional. Photos like you are in a party, holding a cocktail or a drink is definitely not a good kind of profile picture. Keep in mind, this is LinkedIn, it’s where every professional in the world goes, it’s not Facebook or Twitter or Instagram. It doesn’t really have to be arty, but make sure that it’s of good quality. There’s no really need for you professional photographer for this, you can take a good decent shot of yourself, so better do that.
You’re Less Collaborative
LinkedIn offers every users a lot of ways to interact with every community. If you’re not doing that, then you’re not getting the whole point of what LinkedIn is all about. You should try to interact with different companies, groups, your connections and try posting your thoughts or update everybody about what’s been happening into your “corporate” world. LinkedIn wouldn’t be a social network if interaction is not the first thing that they offer.
You Connect To Your Connections In A Very Poor Way
Connection with other people in LinkedIn comes in two big mistakes. Receiving unexpected invited could be somewhat disturbing. You, yourself hate receiving messages from people who don’t really know, perhaps, a friend of your friend’s friend, or completely a stranger. Another thing is that, using the default connection request. You don’t want to send the same exact message to your connections over and over again, because you’ll definitely get into their nerves and may end up being blocked from their connection’s list.
Just like a regular email, there’s the right way for creating an InMail in LinkedIn. However, unlike the regular mail, there’s definitely no “Spam” filter in InMail, so you can always expect getting random emails and request of all kinds. InMail can be a powerful tool to market yourself or your business, but it would only be effective if the recipient is open-minded towards it. Otherwise, you can expect your email being trashed.
If you would like to use LinkedIn at its utmost, then avoiding these mistakes mentioned above will surely help you out.