More than a year ago, I wrote one of my most popular posts on this blog, The 20 Most Common LinkedIn Mistakes.
I’ve circled back to it, taken a second look, updated some items and added a few new ones to reflect new LinkedIn features, in a post on my Executive Career Brand blog, 29 Biggest LinkedIn Mistakes.
After only a few weeks, the new post has already been retweeted more than 100 times. New entries added to my original list of 20 mistakes include the following two:
• Not using the Box.net Files application to add your resume and biography (and other career documents) to your profile. Once your documents are added, you can easily share the files with anyone.
• Not adding a stand-alone section to highlight skills, publications, certifications, languages, or patents. Earlier this year, LinkedIn rolled out a new feature allowing you to better showcase specific accomplishments in movable blocks, so you can position them wherever you want. In “Edit profile” mode, click on “Add sections”, located right above your “summary” section.
Be sure you’re not missing out on opportunities because you’re making the other 27 mistakes.
LinkedIn Guide for Executive Branding and Job Search
10 Steps to an Authentic, Magnetic Personal Brand
Ebook – “23 Ways You Sabotage Your Executive Job Search and How Your Brand Will Help You Land”
16 Deadly Executive Job Search Mistakes
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