There are 332 million people on LinkedIn and every second a new member joins the network, from over 200 countries and territories around the world. 40% of LinkedIn users check LinkedIn on a daily basis, so it pays to make your Linkedin profile as effective as it can be. Even simple things like turning off your notifications and not sending multiple connection requests to the same person can make a big difference to your profile.
Here are eight Top Tips to help you manage your LinkedIn Profile.
1. Turn off "Notify your Network"
Before you get started on updating your profile, visit your personal settings menu and turn off the activity broadcast setting, this can be found among other privacy settings. Why? This way you’ll stop everyone in your network receiving announcements regarding each and every tiny change you make. You can switch it back on when you're finished, but my personal preference is to leave it off.
2. Connection Requests
Don’t send more than one connection request...Once you’ve sent an invitation to connect Linkedin will send reminders to your potential connection. Be patient if it takes longer than a week or month before that person accepts the connection, there can be all sorts of reasons why they haven’t accepted immediately.
3. Contact Information
By adding in your social media channels, email, blog and website you will ensure your connections and any potential connections will have further information about you. When I’m researching and reading about my connections I always like to cross reference that person and perhaps follow them on Twitter or read their blog.
Don't forget to fill in your education, no need to go back to your days in primary school or highschool, but ensure you have filled in your college, polytechnic, degrees and any adult education degrees or workshops you may have completed.