Infographic: 33 Tweetable Tips to Help You Master LinkedIn

Infographic: 33 Tweetable Tips to Help You Master LinkedIn

LinkedIn is one of the most powerful and world’s largest professional social networks today. It is an extremely powerful and fast-growing professional networking tool. With more than 347 million members, including executives from all 2013 Fortune 500 companies, according to a report from LinkedIn.

If you are serious about making things happen in your business, if yes, you need to know how to navigate LinkedIn like a pro. When it comes to spending time marketing yourself on social networking sites, you’re constantly deciding how much time to spend, and where to spend your time. How much time should we spend on each social network for it to be worth it?

The folks at Ethos3 have created an infographic with 33 LinkedIn tips are all summarized in 140 characters or less. Which making it easy to speed through the tips and move on to the important task of being active in the LinkedIn community.

33 Tweetable LinkedIn Tips

1) Before a presentation, update your LinkedIn profile; attendees will review it to assess your credibility. — Ethos3

2) Transform a generic link to your website into a call-to-action, especially on company profiles. — Entrepreneur Magazine

3) Create entries for every role you have performed within each job title. It’s okay to have overlapping dates. — Forbes

4) Share high-quality information with your network to create connections that become alliances. — Reid Hoffman

5) The ideal length for LinkedIn long-form posts is 500 to 1,200 words. Tailor length for your audience. — Small Business Trends

6) Skip the “How do you know this person” step. Click “Connect” from search results, instead of profiles. — Sylvan Lane

7) Want another company or user to see your LinkedIn status updates? Use @mentions when you post. — HubSpot

8) Don’t be a wallflower. Your profile is 5x more likely to be viewed if you join and are active in groups. — LinkedIn

9) When introducing yourself, don’t be self-centered. Be generous, genuine and focus on the other person. — Emmie Martin

10) Looking for a new job on LinkedIn? Don’t let your boss know; turn off your activity broadcasts. — Career Outcomes

11) LinkedIn users who update their profiles regularly get more job offers than peers who contact recruiters. — Rimjhim Dey

12) Censor yourself. If you wouldn’t say it in a job interview, don’t say it in a LinkedIn group, or post. — Tech Republic

13) Schedule time to be active on LinkedIn. Review your profile, monitor updates, participate in discussion. — The American Bar Association

14) Evernote and LinkedIn integrate. Organize business cards, LinkedIn info, and networking notes in one place. — Evernote

15) Use your LinkedIn profile as a sales tool. Add a short video about your company to your profile. — Salesforce

16) Add value to LinkedIn groups: Share visual presentations that will interest group members. — Jay Baer

17) Profiles with pictures are 14x more likely to be viewed. Use a professional image with a neutral background. — LinkedIn

18) Avoid profile buzzwords, such as “creative” and “motivated.” Minimize adjectives. Emphasize verbs. — Business Insider

19) Don’t use the automated invitations message: “I’d like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn.” — The Daily Muse

20) LinkedIn has found that 20 posts per month can help you reach 60% of your unique audience. — Buffer

21) The best times to post on LinkedIn: Tuesday and Thursdays, between 7am and 9am local time. — Social Media Week

22) Company updates with images have a 98% higher comment rate than updates without images. — LinkedIn

23) Download LinkedIn’s Connected app; it’s designed to simplify professional relationship development. — Jillian D’Onfro

24) You are unique. Prove it. Use a creative headline instead of defaulting to your current job title. — Marketing Sherpa

25) Help recruiters, prospects and potential partners find you; use keywords throughout your LinkedIn profile. — U.S. News

26) Successful LinkedIn content often provides ready-to-use takeaways in a list format. — Andrey Gidaspov

27) Follow Dan Pink’s lead; he reprised a post “3 Tips for TED speakers” for LinkedIn’s publishing platform. — Daniel Pink

28) Endorse people you respect. Send a thank-you message when someone endorses you. — Jeff Bullas

29) List volunteer experience on LinkedIn; 42% of hiring managers value it as much as formal job experience. — LinkedIn

30) LinkedIn groups provide one of the best personal branding opportunities you have with social media. — Forbes

31) Struggling to fill a role in your company? Instead of hiring a recruiter, join LinkedIn’s Recruiter service. — N.Y. Times

32) Share original content: “Content is now viewed 6x more than jobs-related activity on LinkedIn.” — Jason Miller

33) Use visuals; embed SlideShare presentations and infographics into your profile and long-form posts. — Social Media Examiner