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Numbered or bulleted lists of action items to improve a Linkedin profile or increase its visiblity. These are usually easy edits/changes to make or things to do on LinkedIn. This also includes topics like using your linkedin to network with recruiters..
 

Is your LinkedIn Profile attracting new executive opportunities for you? Does your social media present you as a prominent executive leader in your industry? Executive search consultants and potential employers will examine your online presence during the search process to gather information and make critical decisions regarding your candidacy.

Reach your career goals with the BlueSteps ‘Executive’s Guide to LinkedIn.’

As LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional networking site, having a strong and professional presence on the platform should be part of every executive’s ongoing career strategy.

Craft a Compelling Personal Brand with our Comprehensive Guide.

Is your personal brand hindering or helping your career growth? This guide takes you through all the stages of how to create a strong and desirable personal brand, with clear actionable steps. Includes expert insights and advice from world-class career-advisers. 

With 2019 right around the corner, it’s time to think about what the new year holds for your executive career. If it’s time to make a change, or at least prepare for one, it’s not about just brushing up your resume and having it ready for executive recruiters.

It’s also about polishing and optimizing your LinkedIn profile to make sure it attracts opportunities and supports your candidacy for right-fit leadership roles and serves as a tool to build and track your network—an important part of any executive job search strategy.

As a LinkedIn profile strategist, I see a lot of profiles in their un-optimized format and have compiled a list of what to avoid doing on LinkedIn, that in fact, most of my clients were doing before coming to me.

Social selling – is a sales approach focused on the use of social media to identify prospects, develop and build relationships and, eventually, close a sale.

But can social selling get you closer to your career goal?  We believe that the principals of social selling are applicable to any executive job search strategy, making you simultaneously the sales person and “the product/ brand”.

With social recruiting at the center of any hiring process, your online presence has become more important than ever. That is why you shouldn’t leave anything to chance and take advantage of the social selling practices to reach your next executive position. Here’s how:

 

1. Build a strong, professional brand

You’ve probably noticed LinkedIn is in continuous flux, with tweaks to the interface and new features rolling out fairly regularly – often with little to no warning. To make thing even more complex, rollouts occur in waves so one user might have a new feature while the other is left waiting. For job seekers and for those who value protecting their professional brand, there are four new features I recommend becoming familiar with that by now should appear on the desktops of all users:

 

1. New Setting Protects Your Profile from Plagiarism

Is your LinkedIn Profile attracting new executive opportunities for you? Executive search consultants and potential employers will examine your LinkedIn during the search process to gather information and make critical decisions regarding your candidacy.

Maximize your chances of success by listening recording of our monthly webinar, featuring an elite panel of professional LinkedIn profile writers and strategists discussing how you can leverage LinkedIn to advance your career.  

It is no secret that executives have hectic schedules and are often left with little or no time to allocate for social networking, both online or in person. But could a half-hearted approach to LinkedIn actually be harming your reputation, your brand, your organization and your future?

Here’s four reasons why it might be time to reprioritize and find time for LinkedIn:

 

1. A Half-Hearted LinkedIn Harms Your Reputationlinkedin profile

In an increasingly digital world, most of us have ended up owning and taking up rent-free digital real estate on platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter et al. And queries from users range from the basics (how do I set up my profile well) to the advanced (how do I maximize my ROI)! In this context, a compendium of suggestions I share from time to time with folks who reach out to me is as given below:

 

Do not spam: The sheer number of invites I get from strangers, followed by an immediate request for help, is rather huge. People have become rather unabashed. This is certainly NOT recommended. The key is to be subtle, not over-the-top.

An impactful highly-optimized LinkedIn profile can be the gateway to new networking and executive job opportunities. But what will make you stand out among the other 450 million profiles?

If your goal is to increase your visibility to the executive search community and perfect your person brand, it is vital that you incorporate these key three elements into your executive LinkedIn strategy. LinkedIn Profile