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Seven things you may be getting wrong on LinkedIn

Most professionals use the social networking site in some capacity – but one expert says they’re making a lot of mistakes.

Today, LinkedIn is the No. 1 social media platform for professionals. Estimates of professional participation in LinkedIn are as high as 83 percent.

But when I talked to one of my friends – social media expert Alexandra Gibson from OttoPilot Media – she told me that she sees too many professionals making a lot of mistakes. Here are the seven she sees most often.

1. You only use it if you need a job. I can usually tell when my friends are on the job prowl because all of a sudden, a barely existent LinkedIn profile is revived. The truth is that you’ll be much better served by keeping your profile and connections current, rather than just reaching out to people when you need something.

2. You have an incomplete profile. A bare-bones profile does not do you (or your company) any favours. Add all important companies and a description of the results you achieved in the past. Don’t forget to optimise your profile for search – creating a keyword rich profile will help people find you and your company.

…to read this article in full, visit leading US small business resource, Inc. 

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