LinkedIn is an essential tool for you to network as it helps you to connect with people from all over the world. But to start using LinkedIn, you first need to optimize your profile to make sure that you are going on the right track – here’s your guide:
1. Upload a headshot
For your LinkedIn profile, use a professional headshot of yourself. It is seen that members with profile photos are 14X more likely to be looked at than those whose profiles lack a photo or have a group photo.
Yes, your headline matters! An eye-catching headline will show great results when someone searches for someone who has a profile like you. It will show up right beside your name on LinkedIn which is an excellent way to grab attention from the right people.
Now that your headline has attracted the right people you need to keep them reading. Craft your story and show what is important. Highlight your accomplishments and key skills that show people the real, authentic you.
It is important to add at least two past positions. Moreover, you should highlight the new type of work you are seeking because that shows the direction you are heading in the future – that is if you’re searching.
Invite one or two people to recommend you so that it adds value to your profile. Recommendations show a sense of trust in your profile so it is important to target specific skills that you want to show in the light.
6. Bonus - Update Regularly!
Just like any other social media channel, you need to use LinkedIn on a regular basis for it to be any use to you. Share educational posts, comment on articles, send a congratulatory note to colleagues and former team members, update your profile whenever you accomplish something and respond to messages timely. The key here is to keep an eye on what is happening in the world of teaching.
So, go on and make the most of LinkedIn while you improve your teaching skills simultaneously!
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