Earlier this month, we told you about getting the most out of your LinkedIn profile and boosting your presence. However if you have yet to sign up, you probably won’t find it that useful…yet.
LinkedIn is the most popular and powerful professional network out there, and it can help you with every step of business networking, finding work and staying abreast of the latest developments in your field. So here’s our complete beginners’, totally from scratch, bare-bones crash course in getting started on your very first day on LinkedIn.
That’s it for the basic setting up of your LinkedIn profile. For it to succeed in the long term though, you’ll need to keep building your presence with an image, skills, endorsements, testimonials and more. The “Profile Strength” indicator on the right side shows you how far along you are.
It takes no more than about five minutes to actually sign up, but the process of filling out your profile could take more like an hour, and your connections will then expect you to maintain your LinkedIn presence as often as needed after that. Look out for our blog next week following this one, which is about getting the basics of your profile right on LinkedIn.