Or since you got your new job? In the last 12 months? If not, you may be missing out on leveraging from LinkedIn, big time!
In Episode 91 of The Job Hunting Podcast, I share my journey and evolution using LinkedIn and how I updated my profile and activity over time in line with my career plans. I also share the results I got and how they helped my career advancement.
What you will learn in this episode of The Job Hunting Podcast:
- my personal journey and evolution on LinkedIn: How and why I changed my profile and activity over time.
- The results I got and how I believe LinkedIn has been instrumental in supporting my career advancement and my transition into business ownership.
- The importance of being intentional and having a strategy in mind to get the same results (or even better!) on LinkedIn.
- I’m sharing the top 3 things you should consider doing right now to elevate your executive presence on LinkedIn a few takeaways that I think will help you a lot.
When I say LinkedIn will support your career, I really mean that it will get you new job opportunities! I have plenty of personal and client experiences to back this claim. So if you are a bit sceptical, remember that you are working with a sample of one (i.e., you), whereas my sample is much larger!
How I updated my LinkedIn profile and activity over time.
I believe the following years were the key tipping points of my career, where I either used LinkedIn to propel me forward or adjusted LinkedIn in line with where my career was progressing. In the podcast episode, I explain each milestone in more detail to share with you my personal journey and evolution on LinkedIn when it comes to my presence and messaging, and how and when I update my profile and activity:
- 2008 – The beginning of LinkedIn
- 2010 – Moving sectors
- 2012 – Senior national role
- 2014 – CEO role
- 2016 – Liberation and LinkedIn articles
- 2018 – Doing a 180 on my profile, articles, and posts to match my business
- 2021 – Crystalized my business on LinkedIn, resulting in lots of new clients
The results I got by using LinkedIn strategically.
I believe LinkedIn has been instrumental in supporting my career advancement and my transition into business ownership. These are the key steps I took on LinkedIn:
- Being intentional and having a strategy in mind.
- Always adjusting my message on LinkedIn in line with my career phase and future plans.
- Making great connections over time: headhunters, recruiters, colleagues, and like-minded people.
The 3 things you should consider doing right now on LinkedIn.
I discuss the following three strategies in more detail in the podcast episode. I believe that activating them can help elevate your executive presence on LinkedIn and help you now and in the future:
- Your top banner is your blue-chip LinkedIn real estate: invest in getting it appropriate for you, your industry, and your employer.
- Don’t try to imitate others – it won’t work for you.
- Your activity is just as important as your profile, if not more!
When I say LinkedIn will support your career, I really mean that it can get you new job opportunities. And it does not require you to be there all day long! I believe one hour per week is enough to activate the LinkedIn muscles to help you achieve your goals!
If you are ready to take a step further and guarantee that the time you spend on LinkedIn pays off and brings you the connections, networks, invitations that will support your career in the short, medium, and long term, then consider attending one of the masterclasses on Tuesday 3 August 2021 at 9AM or 6PM (Melbourne, AEST). Learn more here.
Renata is the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast, a career coach, and the founder of the Job Hunting Made Simple program. She teaches corporate, non-profit, and public professionals the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress.