Most everyone nowadays has a LinkedIn Profile. The challenge is how to make yours stand out in the crowd. Below are some LinkedIn Applications I talked about at last night’s LinkedIn Workshop that you should incorporate into your LinkedIn profile. Go to your profile page and scroll part way down until you see “Applications”. Click “Add Application” and you’ll be taken to another screen. Below are three applications that I use:
- SlideShare Presentations – SlideShare allows you to upload and share your PowerPoint and Keynote presentations, Word and PDF documents as well as profesional videos. Go to www.slideshare.net to create an account and upload your content. Return to the Applications section of LinkedIn and click on the “SlideShare Presentations” Application. LinkedIn will automatically display your latest uploads to SlideShare on your LinkedIn Profile. I know some job-seekers who are uploading various versions of their resume in the hopes of catching the eye of a recruiter.
- Reading List by Amazon – this application allows you to list what books you’ve read, are reading or would like to read. You can also comment on what you thought of the book. As a job seeker, this application lets those who view your profile know how you’ve been spending your time off. As a Free Agent, clients/prospects can get to know a bit more about me through what I’m reading.
- WordPress – If you write a blog in WordPress, this application will automatically feed your most recent blog posts in an abbreviated format to your LinkedIn profile. By doing this, you’re providing the viewers of your profile not only with another way to connect, but also a means by which they can learn more about you. Blogging with TypePad? Don’t worry, there’s an App for that as well…
How do you stand out from the crowd on LinkedIn? Are you creating content that you could share here to supersize your profile?