So you have a LinkedIn account. You’ve completed your profile – except maybe for those two recommendations that you still haven’t gotten yet. And you dutifully connected with your classmates, colleagues, etc. – pretty much anyone who doesn’t hate your guts.
The jobs aren’t quite rolling in and the only satisfaction that you’ve gotten so far is having your inbox fill up with constant LinkedIn reminders.
Great. At least you can pretend that you’re popular.
Fortunately, if you make your way down to 202 Maxwell, which, coincidentally, is the room where Career Development is located, you’ll be able to pick up a copy of “Understanding, Leveraging & Maximizing LinkedIn,” where you’ll get some amazing tips about how to use LinkedIn effectively. Those tips include:
1) Brand your profile. Flesh out previous job descriptions and make sure keywords that you want to be associated with are found throughout your profile.
2) Join Groups. If you want to contact someone and are not connected, join a group they are a member of and try to send them a message.
3) Get introductions. See someone who you want to be introduced to? Send a message to the person that connects the two of you and make it easy for that person to introduce you by communicating how you would like to be introduced.
For more tips, check out Linked Intelligence.
And don’t forget to join the Maxwell Group on LinkedIn!