Are you interested to be the part of LinkedIn which is a vast professional community of over 150 million members across the world? It’s time to level up your LinkedIn profile with right kind of activities to grow your network.
Here are the key strategies to work on to build your network and upgrade your LinkedIn profile.
1. Update Status Constantly and Regularly
Only 1/3rd of members check their profile every day, and rest 1/3rd members check out the profile several times in a week, according to Lab42 survey on LinkedIn members. Find out who shows up in your feed every time when you visit your LinkedIn.
You may come across the same people every once in a while. Actually, these are few of the active people who get more visibility. If you stay active on LinkedIn, you can do it and get popular among your connections.
If you commit to be more active, you can find more options to shine. It calls for some effort, time, and dedication but it pays off by building new connections and relationships by staying at top of their feeds.
This way, you need to update status three times a day, at least on the site personally, rather than using tools. Also comment on updates of your connections and share their posts. Also send invites to connect to one new person a day. Participate or start in Group Discussions 3 times a week.
2.Build Connections on Regular Basis
It is another best strategy to grow and engage your network. Look for opportunities using its new feature “People You May Know”. Get the most of this opportunity and see whom you know already and send an invitation personally to connect. LinkedIn also has “Alumni” search function to narrow down your search by location.
3. Consider Timings to Stay Active on LinkedIn
According to the studies, afternoons are the best time to stay active as most LinkedIn members are active using their mobile devices. Consider your activities when you are most likely to be noticed. According to your location and industry, you can also experiment it. Record results and blend your strategy for a week, for example how many opportunities created by you and how many connections you have built this week, as per your participation.
4. Participate in LinkedIn Groups
You may have heard it a lot of times before. LinkedIn Groups have compelling stats about participation and they are the most active areas in LinkedIn. But it is not enough if you just join a group. You need to join the popular and recent conversations. Don’t join too many groups. Simply try to stay involved in 3 to 4 groups. You can easily find a group which might be helpful using LinkedIn Group Search. In its search feature, group discussions are also indexed. You can also sort down your searches and see the connections of a specific group.
Also consider what you share on LinkedIn. It will show you as a reliable candidate in your industry and among your target audience. Here, you may want to share posts, news and details regarding your connections when it comes to grow and attract right audience base.
Be sure to share something which is worth it so members in your network will like to share it and look at it. You can improve your visibility tremendously with increased exposure.
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