I have blogged a lot about LinkedIn, just click on the LinkedIn category on the right, and the features the platform has as well as what to do to get noticed. I recently read an interesting article that sums up some of the don’ts for LinkedIn users and I have to say I need to add one more to the very end of their list. Connecting with too many people. People who you don’t actually know. People you don’t even bother creating a custom message to. Because, I simply decline those requests.
What are your thoughts on the below, and on the whole article as a whole?
Mistake #1: Horrible photo.
Mistake #2: Non descriptive headline.
Mistake #3: Forgetting that you have a LinkedIn profile.
Mistake #4: Simply scanning in your resume and not elaborating.
Mistake #5: Don’t connect or network with others.
Mistake #1: Not personalizing your “I want to connect with you” emails.
Mistake #2: Not creating a custom LinkedIn url for your profile.
Mistake #3: Not updating information on a regular basis – regardless of being employed or unemployed.
Mistake #4: Not asking for recommendations while employed somewhere.
Mistake #5: Not keeping an eye on who’s viewed your profile and seeing if they might be a good connection to have.