Once you have a crisp LinkedIn profile that effectively promotes your background and experience, it’s time to start driving traffic to it. After all, what good is all the work you put into it if no one sees it?
Here are some places you might not have thought of to put your Linkedin URL so that your profile gets noticed:
Email signature. To get more visitors to your LinkedIn profile, add your profile URL to your email signature at the bottom of all your emails. This is especially useful when you are contacting potential employers. Instead of them having to search for your name on LinkedIn, they can click on that URL which will take them directly to your profile.
Twitter account. Twitter gives all users a space for them to include the URL for a website. You can use this space to include your LinkedIn URL and drive more traffic to your LinkedIn profile. Since LinkedIn is a platform that gives you the opportunity to give more information about you than Twitter does (and in a more professional manner), why not use Twitter to direct people to your LinkedIn profile?
Facebook account. As with Twitter, you can use your Facebook profile to lead people to your LinkedIn profile. Your LinkedIn profile allows you to upload multimedia, share your work history, and give visitors an overview of you as a professional. So using your Facebook account to promote your LinkedIn account makes sense.
Personal website. If you have a personal website where you have an online portfolio and creatively present your resume, this is another great place to highlight your LinkedIn profile by prominently placing your LinkedIn profile on the site.
Blog. A blog is a great place to promote your LinkedIn profile. Through a blog you can express your opinions about what is happening in your field. And it is also a great opportunity to drive traffic to your profile where visitors where learn more about your background.
Resume. It is common these days to include your LinkedIn profile at the top of your resume with the rest of your contact information. Make it easy for potential employers to see how you are presenting yourself online. Most of them will be checking anyway, so you can win a few brownie points by simplifying the process for them and including that URL on the resume.
Business card. Whether you have a personal or professional card, it’s a good idea to include your LinkedIn profile on it. There are people who will want to connect with you after they meet you, and LinkedIn is a great way to connect online.
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