LinkedIn has served us a lot and its getting better day by day if it is concerned about our professional life. Before building social network it is very much important to know what’s appropriate and what’s considered bad LinkedIn etiquette.
Here are some tips which can be helpful in determining the LinkedIn factors for growing your connections :
1. Keep Professional View :
Explore the ways on how you would present yourself at an event thronging with prospects and use an image that does some work for your professional profile. Try to use a head shot with a clean background and a smile and a clear view of your eyes and face.
2. Avoid Keyword-Stuffing :
Always choose three or four top keywords you want to highlight your profile. This is to make sure you show up in search results when people are looking for exactly what you offer.
3. Connection Request Personalization :
Keep the habit of personalizing for each connection request with a reminder of how the person knows you or explain why they should connect with you. It increases the possibility to accept
the connection request by that person.
4. Endorsements From People :
Try to show someone from your connections that you have visited their profile and value their skills and knowledge about the service they provide.
Keep endorsing the skills of the people you’re connected with to show others that you appreciate and admire their work.
5. Recommendations :
Recommendations will help you to be known by the people you are connected to. But never ask for or accept a recommendation from someone you don’t know, or give a recommendation to someone.
6. Contact Information Privacy :
While sending message to people you are connected with, always unselect the option that says, “Allow recipients to see each other’s names and email addresses.” So think about how you would present yourself.
Lastly a bonus tip si that If you wouldn’t do it in person, don’t do it on LinkedIn! Hope the above steps help you to involve with the connections on LinkedIn and make your profile known to others. Share your comments and suggestions.