#12 – Advanced LinkedIn

{20 Ways to Love Your Professional Self}

Amy McGeachy, HR Consulting & Executive Coach, is blogging every work day during the month of February about 20 Ways to Love Your Professional Self. Take good care of your professional self and check back regularly to be inspired.

#12 – Advanced LinkedIn

As promised, take your LinkedIn profile to the next level by using these advanced tips. See the LinkedIn Basics post from earlier this month if you’re just getting started.

Add a profile photo – A picture is worth a thousand words. You don’t have to hire a professional photographer to take your profile photo though your profile photo has to be professional. Business professionals should dress in business professional attire. Photos that are taken outside in front of greenery look much nicer than a mug shot taken inside against a plain wall. Survey friends and give them several photos to choose from before you post your profile photo.

Ask for 3-5 recommendations – You’re great at what you do…ask others to write recommendations validating your experience.

Join industry related groups – Joining groups can expand your network greatly. Groups offer the members an opportunity to have a discussion about industry related topics…answer questions, ask questions and become known as an industry related expert. The best groups to join have frequent activity, are relevant to you and a large member database.

xoxo ~ Amy

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Amy McGeachy is an HR Consultant & Executive Coach in Portland, Oregon. Amy is a certified HR Professional (PHR) through the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and is also a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF). In February Amy is blogging about {20 Ways to Love Your Professional Self}. Check in daily to be inspired.

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