10 ways to showcase your credibility on LinkedIn

hj_townsend
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LinkedIn is a great mechanism for showcasing your credibility – which is equally applicable if you are looking for a new job or new clients. Similar to Twitter, LinkedIn is a personal branding medium – brand your profile for you NOT your company. (You can add your company to LinkedIn)

Here are ten ways in which you can use LinkedIn to show case your credibility:
 

  1. Answer the LinkedIn questions in your area of speciality
     
  2. Request recommendations from people you have worked with, especially clients
     
  3. Upload presentations, white papers and videos to Slideshare application
     
  4. Use Video Testimonials on your profile (using google presentations)
     
  5. In the expertise section add some recent career highlights and achievements
     
  6. Fill out all the sections of your profile
     
  7. Update your status update a couple of times a week with what you are doing professionally – ideally highlighting your achievements
     
  8. Connect your blog using wordpress application or typepad application
     
  9. Share Valuable Content using the status updates
     
  10. Participate in groups relevant to your areas of expertise and answer questions which showcase your expertise
     

What have I missed out?

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