Saturday, June 1, 2013

What is Linked In ? 10 Tips to design Linked In Profile (Part-1, Basics)


  1. Linked In is most important tool in professional personal digital branding
  2. Readers may like to view my linked In profile at in.linkedin.com/in/prabhjotsinghsood/
  3. Most important part of Linked in Profile is Name/Surname & Title. Name should always be used completely in first box along-with designation in second box or first part of name in first box & surname in second box. In case someone has alternate/alias name, that can also be used in second box
  4. In title, we usually do not use designation, we only use key skills. We have to list key skills in order of priority. Repetition of any word is avoided
  5. Photograph: groom as per your profession & take  photo, wear contrasting clothes, preferably bow/tie for men/scarf for women & solid colour suitable background. Distractions & frivolous things in background are avoided
  6. Please select best option amongst city & profession. For city usually 2 options appear, tick on the radio button of desired box. For work/profession, please select best & closest match from drop down menu
  7. Next comes summary page; write a tag line to describe yourself, brief intro & description of what you do, how you help others & contribute by holding your role. Thereafter mention your key skills, professional qualifications & certifications
  8. After this, start populating your work experience. Here you can mention your designation in second tab. Please note while typing your company name, Linked In suggest auto recommendation of companies pre-existing in its database. Benefit of selecting from this is that logo of company appears automatically along-with work experience 
  9. In box below, explain in brief key responsibilities & achievements, usually 3-5 bullet points
  10. Thereafter populate key skills you have.
Rest & other important tips to complete Linked In profile in tomorrow's BLOG, please keep a watch