New Book Shows How You Can Create a Killer Linkedin Profile in 30 Minutes
Business Expert Shares How to Expand Network using Linkedin
Dominic Wolff, author and business owner, gives a step-by-step guide on how to expand network, impress potential employers, and attract possible business partners through his released book, Your Killer Linkedin Profile (In 30 Minutes or Less). Wolff says there are countless networking sites that are solely dedicated to expanding professional network; Linkedin makes it easy for professionals to interact with other professionals.
Linkedin is a business-oriented social networking service, founded in December 2002 and launched on May 5, 2003. It is mainly used for professional networking. Linkedin reports more than 259 million acquired users in more than 200 countries and territories, and is available in 20 languages. It traded its first shares on May 19, 2011, under the NYSE symbol LNKD.
“I find Linkedin, in particular, very useful for finding professional connections on the Web,” says Wolff. As a person who believes in structure and productivity, he supports using Linkedin because it opens professional opportunities that would otherwise not be possible with the traditional way of networking. LinkedIn allows the exchange of knowledge, resources, career information, and business opportunities.
In Your Killer Linkedin Profile (In 30 Minutes or Less), Wolff guides the readers on the entire process of registration and creating a LinkedIn profile, which, according to Wolff, only takes about 30 minutes. As Linkedin functions as a virtual résumé, storage facility, a directory, and even instant messaging for business-related topics, Wolff assures that users can increase visibility within the marketplace.
The book offers a step-by-step 30-minute guide to navigate and optimize Linkedin accounts:
Step #1: Registration process – selecting potential Linkedin connections, enabling Linkedin for mobile device, choosing a plan. The process should take no more than five minutes to accomplish.
Step #2: Creating a profile– includes filling in different parts of the resume such as Experience, Education, Photo, Skills and Expertise.
Step #3: Developing a killer headline – focused on targeting on the talents and skills
Step #4: Building an effective Linkedin summary – writing a story and sharing experiences in career
In steps 2 to 4, Wolff provided a variety of examples to guide readers in making their own.
Aside from creating the Linkedin profile, Wolff adds pointers on how to optimize the communication settings. “Communication is the essence of networking.” Wolff points out the importance of communication to sure a healthy in-flow and out-flow of messages and to make connections genuinely interacting. This includes pointers on: frequency of emails, push notifications, and invitations.
Wolff wants to get the most out of the Linkedin profile, so he also added the following pointers in the book:
- 9 Don’ts of Linkedin
- Don’ts for Entrepreneurs
- How to strengthen connections
- How to attract recruiters
- How to disconnect from people
Wolff finally advised to nurture healthy connections in the business world by avoiding irrelevant keywords to the niche or simply joining Linkedin groups for selling purposes. In creating a Linkedin profile, putting the right amount information and engaging in win-win situations pays if engagements benefit both the creator and the viewers. “In the business world and today’s economy, thinking holistically is the way we can help ourselves and others.”
Mark your calendars now because copies of this book will be given away for free this coming 14th, 15th, and 16th of June this year at Amazon Kindle Store.
Dominic Wolff is an author and business owner from Idaho who loves to travel. He became interested in the mechanics of business from a very young age. From the early days of selling candy bars to running a multi-state company today, he has always been on the lookout for systems that would improve his productivity and allow him more free time to enjoy his hobbies. He frequently writes articles about personal productivity for business publications.
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