For some people, the number of friends or followers they have on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc… is a reflection of how popular and/or successful they are. If that’s you, that’s fine, just don’t extend this thinking to your LinkedIn profile. "LinkedIn is about quality connections not quantity." It is not an opportunity to try and connect with everyone you have ever crossed paths within your working life.
If you are a recent graduate and haven’t set up your LinkedIn profile, Please create your profile & focus on building your network and make sure your LinkedIn profile is set up in such as way that it makes it easy for recruiters to find you.
Beyond the Basic LinkedIn Tips For Graduates
Create Good Contacts
When you first create a LinkedIn profile it is tempting to connect with everyone you know in order to establish some kind of presence. Try not to do this, you need to establish a useful network. LinkedIn needs to remain professional so don’t connect with friends just for the sake of it, let Facebook do that for you.
Establish Credible Circles
As with contacts, you need to be careful not to follow any company on the planet just to keep your job opportunities wide open.
Ask for Recommendations/Endorsements
Recruiters pay attention to recommendations on LinkedIn. They are immediate, highly visible and the recruiter doesn’t need to contact anyone else to get them. You should aim to have 10-15 recommendations over time. You can ask current or past employers, clients, customers etc…If you find this a little uncomfortable, consider the following tips:
Actively networking on LinkedIn is important. It comes partly through your connections and circles but you also need to remember a few extra factors.
Remember, much like your resume, your LinkedIn Profile is an evolving document. Make sure you revisit it regularly, updated your skills, history, and qualifications as necessary and keep developing your contacts and circles
I hope you have found the above Information useful.
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