LinkedIn keeps you linked to whatever is happening and you are an integral part of the crowd. This site is very appropriate for business. You can see great results and it is the right site to build your reputation online and to position you as an expert. You can list your special skills and awards as this reveals your talents.
Here are some features that will speak about you and help in making the right use of the time you spend on LinkedIn.
Link with Groups
LinkedIn has some active and vibrant groups that are full of information. You can find clever advice offered by consultants and pick a few that meets your needs such as
- Advice, assistance and support in daily work
- Easy local connections
- Access to your clients
LinkedIn permits first connection, so get it done by requesting for a connection in case you are already in the same group in different name. It makes sense to join groups where your interests get food and promote your prospects by participating actively.
Respond to queries in your niche as this increases your respect and recognition automatically. However, give accurate and sensible answer adding value and provide answers in two ways:
- Within the Groups
- The Search Bar Answers Section
Your profile is considered complete on LinkedIn on having minimum 3 recommendations. The best way of earning recommendations is by giving another person recommendation so that he/she is obliged to give you one in return. Reciprocation is the key of social media.
InMaps & other Apps
LinkedIn has a unique section to experiment apps where is shows your connections with each industry. This helps in assessing the contents your group is looking for. The apps offered by LinkedIn are Amazon Reading List and Slideshare. This is far from Smartphone or Google, but these apps demonstrate your expertise professionally.