Before I discuss the recommendations on LinkedIn, I just wanted to mention that it is the last day of the 30 Day Blogging Challenge with the Suitcase Entrepreneur and I’m so glad that I did the challenge. I personally feel much more comfortable with writing and see the results and outputs I was looking for by joining up. So thank you Natalie for an awesome challenge 🙂
I do plan on completing all 30 blog post topics throughout the next month.
Back to today’s post, I was asked by a colleague about the possibility of editing a recommendation they had given on LinkedIn. I was not aware of how this is done but I did find out and I’m sure there are some of you that will also find this useful.
Before I delve in to the LinkedIn recommendations, I wanted to talk a little about LinkedIn and what it can do for you.
LinkedIn is a powerful business to business social platform that can help any business owner build relationships online and network with prospects. Fellow Virtual Assistant and Online Business Manager, Reese Ben-Yaacov stands by this powerful platform and how it brought her 10 clients within a year and helped her achieve success in her business. That is something hard to ignore. Reese is seen as an expert for this platform within the Virtual Assistant community and provides a LinkedIn training session for Virtual Assistants for a generously low price that is even more difficult to ignore.
Power up your profile with Reese’s LinkedIn Training for Virtual Assistants for only $14.99
If you are keen to find out more about this powerful platform, you can even check out Lewis Howes and how he started his entire business on providing training for LinkedIn. He is another inspirational online business entrepreneur who had failures he overcame and came out with a lot of successes that led him to earn up to seven figures.
So if you are still not convinced on the power of LinkedIn, the examples above are only a handful.
What can you do now?
Some immediate changes you can make
1. First of all, you need to create a profile that attracts who you are trying to attract and ensure you are found on the first page of the search when prospects are looking for a particular talent in your location. For example, if you are an Accountant, do you have Accountant as your Title? Or Founder?
You have to use specific keywords that prospects are looking for and I trust you would never search for the term “Founder” when looking for a specific skill.
2. Connect Connect Connect!! The purpose of LinkedIn is to connect you with other business owners and professionals. If you have attended a local business networking event, look at LinkedIn as the online equivalent.
3. Work on your profile and describe as much of the work experience you have gathered so that prospects know what you’re capable of.
4. Ask colleagues, former employers or employees for Recommendations. Give Recommendations to your connections and then ask them to recommend you as well.
If we’re not connected yet, I’d like to invite you to connect with me on LinkedIn here
So, there you have it! And now that you have written your recommendations and received some, I hope the step by step process below helps you edit your recommendations so you can update what you had written to include feedback on the most recent project.
If you liked this post, please leave a comment and let me know what areas of LinkedIn you are looking at for improvement.
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