LinkedIn is one of the social networking site that have opportunities, and those who are not using is missing out such great opportunities. Today, LinkedIn has over 100 million members and the most of them are experts and executives. No matter what name a person have, what are the personal details, LinkedIn boost the networking to the next level but with the efforts. Below are some common mistakes that LinkedIn users commit and that need to be fixed:
- Vague Headline
Generally people leave the Headline field and the summary to it, which is considered to be the biggest error. An expert should mention his expertise and talent so that recruiters could approach. An individual should mention if he is a Marketing Manager, and should give at least a 3 paragraphs description about the profession he is into in the summary field and more importantly, the user should write in first person using “I” statements.
- Maintaining Passive Profile
Creating a profile, filling out the details and completing a profile doesn’t mean that the profile has been created and it is the last step, but being active on that particular profile and finding out the opportunities is what a LinkedIn member should do. Being active on LinkedIn is really very important.
- Ignoring the useful tools
There are various tools present on LinkedIn that a user may find it very useful and it is the major mistake that one makes by not using them. LinkedIn Group is one such tool that allows member to get connected with the ones with whom you have no connections. Slide share is another tool, which allows connecting with other members and increasing the opportunities. Therefore, members should start using such tool so find greater opportunities.
- Using LinkedIn only when something is required
Networking in LinkedIn and networking in the real life has no as such difference, therefore, activeness should be there by recommending something and getting recommendations from others too.
World is full of opportunities, there should be a potential to find it and implement it in the real life with best possible use of resources that has been provided.