Networking Challenge: LinkedIn Engagement

Image

 

Taking the time to attend networking events during the week is beneficial to your career search. Networking events can be a fun way to develop your people skills, meet industry professionals, and become actively involved in your local community. You can potentially locate networking event details through various professional associations and Chamber of Commerce offices. Leave your resume at home and take your business cards, optimistic attitude, strong handshake and cheerful smile with you to the event. Mingle well and add value to conversations you participate in. Aim to connect with at least three new professional connections before leaving the event. 

For career changers, that may not be able to attend a networking event on a weekly basis due to their current work schedule. A similar networking strategy can apply to your LinkedIn engagement. Today accept the challenge to increase your interaction with current and potential connections to be noticed and considered for your desired employment opportunity. Review, implement, and execute the steps below on a daily basis. Leave a comment below and share your outcomes from this LinkedIn Engagement Challenge. 

  1. Make sure all of your professional experience is well noted and listed on your LinkedIn profile.
  2. Upload a quality and clear photo of yourself solely. The background of your picture and your attire should be professional.
  3. Under the Interests tab start following five Influencers and post a comment. Commenting on posts by Influencers is a strategic way to be seen and potentially have your profiled viewed. 
  4. Under the Jobs tab register to have email alerts sent to you daily or weekly.
  5. Review your connections listing. Comment or like any of their recent accomplishments, anniversaries, or posts that they have made. Giving recommendations is always a great way to give thanks or pay it forward when networking on LinkedIn.
  6. Search companies to identify employment opportunities through an advanced search by the categories of Relationship, Location, Industry, or Company Size. Send an InMail of interest or apply immediately for a position that interests you. LinkedIn gives you the option to make your career search activity private. Visit Settings for more details. 
  7. Remember consistency is the key with all career search tactics.

Photo Credit: Dollar Photo Club

 

Advertisements

About Career Tipper

Michele Badie is a career confidence coach, blogger, and podcaster that enjoys sharing career tips and motivation. It's my sincere passion to encourage you to have career confidence to pursue and live your desired career and life legacy out loud daily.
This entry was posted in Career Tips and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s