This week I want to share with you a resource I have been using when I help companies get all of their employees up to speed quickly so we can move on to LinkedIn strategies for their specific organization. This is typically a homework assignment each employee completes, but most companies provide some direction as it relates to relevant keywords and company description.
I hope you will find it to be a good checkup of your LinkedIn status as you begin to implement your goals for the new year.
If you need more information on any of these items, my book covers these areas in more detail and explains the thoughts and strategies behind these recommendations.
With regard to keywords, these are the basic words that describe your skills, products, brands, expertise, etc. Once you have listed your keywords at the top, be sure to include them in all other sections where you see KW.
I have also included character limits when important.
Let’s see how you do!
LinkedIn Checkup Worksheet
Complete all LinkedIn Required Steps for 100% Completion
Complete Profile to Best Practice Levels
First Level Connections: At least 100, but have a goal of at least 250
Join at least 15 LinkedIn groups, but have a goal of joining the max of 50
Did you pass your checkup? If not, don’t be discouraged, but set realistic goals to complete these steps. Then you will be ready to not only play the LinkedIn game in 2012 but win it!