“WHAT DO YOU SEE BEFORE CONNECTING WITH PEOPLE?”
Suppose, you logged in to your LinkedIn and saw five connection requests. What is your first thought?
Do you accept all five without any thought? Do you screen the profiles? How do you select which one to accept and which to ignore? What are the key points you notice before accepting or rejecting a request?
It’s not just about accepting the requests, it’s also about what makes you click that “CONNECT” button when you are on someone’s profile. Is it just to increase the numbers? What do you see before sending out a connection request to someone? Is it a random selection or do you find their profile interesting?
I’ve been trying to figure out the primary reason why people want to connect. It is both, accepting a connection request and sending out one. The response I got was amazing! I figured if I asked my connections this question I will be able to find out the answer and I did!
LinkedIn is the professionals’ platform and it is here where opportunities are present in abundance. Slowly and gradually I’m learning how to make my profile a good one. I realized there were a few vital things that needed attention if we want a good profile.
Now let us move to the strategies. There are many other factors that can make a profile better. The following are some points I think are crucial for improving the LinkedIn profile.
I call it the first impression on LinkedIn. 85% chance of a person clicking a profile is the profile image. A good picture tells a lot about you and also creates a good public image.
Your activity log tells about you the most. I cannot stress this point enough but how you engage with posts is quite essential. Try to add value to other’s posts and build a bond, rather than just numbers.
Just below your name, there is a space which holds the information about the position you are working in and/or the skills you possess. It should be able to describe what you do, perfectly. Of course there are many ways to do that, so choose your words wisely.
You are known for your contribution. Even if you don’t get time to engage in other’s posts, write your thoughts on LinkedIn without any fear. A content with the right message is welcomed by all. If you are not a fan of short writings then you can always go for LinkedIn articles.
When all the above details are checked, many people like to read your biodata.Your biodata gives you a large space to describe yourself, the work you’ve done and the kind of work you are looking for.
BONUS for reading until the end:
People always appreciate genuine and honest interactions. Faking or exaggerating isn’t the right way to move forward. If you don’t agree with a content, present your contradicting views in a decent way. Spreading negativity will do not good either. Be kind and help others 🙂