Your Linkedin profile: A more strategic, visual approachJul 30th, 2012 | By Chuck Frey | Category: Mind Mapping Insider
How effective is your Linkedin profile? Is it completely filled out? Does it represent a compelling picture of your unique experience? Has it been optimized so that it appears high in Linkedin search results for the keywords that describe what you do? If the answer to any of these questions is no, perhaps you need to take a more strategic approach to crafting a kick-butt profile that will get you the results you need.
I think there’s real value in approaching your Linkedin profile just as you would any other large, complex report you prepare for your job. In other words, it makes sense to develop a complete “skeleton” – a mind map overview of your ideal profile and the key words recruiters and others would use to find a person with your unique skill set – before you actually add information to or update your Linkedin profile.
In effect, this technique enables you to step back and look at your career – and the Linkedin profile that will represent it to the world – from the 50,000 foot level. Laying out the content of your profile and refining it in visual form can help you to identify themes that you may want to reinforce. It will also help you to use keywords more consistently throughout your profile, which will result in it appearing higher in Linkedin’s search results.
In this new Mind Mapping Insider report, I provide you with a valuable mind map template that will help you to rethink your Linkedin profile. It’s filled with some of the best Linkedin advice available, embedded in the map’s topics, giving you both the tool AND the context to make the best use of it. The template is provided in 5 popular mind map formats.
Your Linkedin profile is like any other page on the web: A visitor is viewing it along with dozens or even hundreds of others. A recruiter looking for just the right person for that plum job. A colleague in your profession who seeks someone with specialized expertise for a new business venture. If your profile isn’t both compelling, findable AND differentiated from your peers, you’ll be overlooked. Linkedin is a place where you get to tell your story. Make sure it’s an awesome one. Download these templates and the accompanying instructions today to learn how to cultivate a profile that gets outstanding results.
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