Many students & even professionals struggle in using LinkedIn.
They are not using LinkedIn to the full potential which can unlock many opportunities and learnings for them.
LinkedIn has the ability to shape your career and life too. You can seek advice, suggestions, put an argument and engage with professionals on this platform. It also opens up an opportunity to brand yourself and to get recognized among your peers and your community on a global scale.
Getting a job or an internship can become easy through good use of LinkedIn.
So what has kept you away from using a highly potential platform for your success?
Make your account visible to larger audience, make your profile stronger for unlocking exponential growth in career.
A very important thing to remember while following the checklist:
(DON'T DO TYPOs)
I have prepared actionable LinkedIn Profile Checklist-
PHOTO: It doesn't have to be fancy - just use your cell phone camera in front of a plain background. Wear a nice shirt and don't forget to smile!
HEADLINE: Tell people what you're excited about now and the cool things you want to do in the future.
SUMMARY: Describe what motivates you, what you're skilled at, and what's next.
EXPERIENCE: List the jobs you held, even if they were part-time, along with what you accomplished at each. Even include photos and videos from your work.
ORGANIZATIONS: Have you joined any clubs at school or outside? Be sure to describe what you did with each organization.
EDUCATION: Starting with college, list all the educational experiences you've had -including summer programs.
VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE & CAUSES: Even if you weren't paid for a job, be sure to list it. Admissions officers and employers often see volunteer experience as just as valuable as paid work.
SKILLS & EXPERTISE: Add at least 5 key skills - and then your connections can endorse you for the things you're best at.
HONORS & AWARDS: If you earned a prize in or out of school, don't be shy. Let the world know about it!
COURSES: List the classes that show off the skills and interests you're most excited about.
PROJECTS: Whether you led a team assignment in school or built an app on your own, talk about what you did and how you did it.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Ask managers, professors, or classmates who've worked with you closely to write a recommendation.
This gives extra credibility to your strengths and skills.
There is also a good tutorial and a course on Lynda.com. Refer here
So, if you're done creating your profile, don't stop here.
One essential thing to do with LinkedIn profile -
If needed a reference, I have attached a link to my ALL STAR profile here- https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikhilchhajar/