I hope you’re enjoying the warm weather. In honor of sunshine and summer, we’re launching a new series called Is your job search LinkedIn?, I want to be sure that you have all of the information you need for a great LinkedIn profile. If yours doesn’t look so good, it might be time for a makeover of sorts:=) That said, I have a couple of tips for you and will be adding more.Are You LinkedIn 300x191 - Are You LinkedIn?

The beauty of LinkedIn is that it is a social networking platform, so you don’t need to be as formal as you would be with a resume and cover letter. In fact, it’s a good idea to be conversational, use your own voice, and write just as you speak. However, you still want to present yourself as a professional.

If you’re making an introduction:

~Think about how you want to position yourself.
~Take time to look over their profile to find things that you have in common.
~Ask yourself what the benefit is for both of you in connecting.
~Personalize the message so that it resonates with the recipient.

You can find some great opportunities using LinkedIn. And, with a bit of effort, you and build lasting connections. It’s up to you to take the first step.

I hope I’ve given you some information that you can easily and quickly apply to build strong connections. If you find that you have any questions, please feel free to send me an email. I will be happy to respond to your question.

Here’s to a great summer!

Patricia

Patricia Erickson, MA, CPRW, CCC, Career Management Coach & Counselor
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