Do’s and Dont’s in LinkedIn
DO AND DON’Ts IN LINKEDIN
LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network on the internet. You can use LinkedIn to find the right job or internship, connect and strengthen professional relationships, and learn the skills you need to succeed in your career. You can access LinkedIn from a desktop, LinkedIn mobile app, mobile web experience, or the LinkedIn Lite Android mobile app.
A complete LinkedIn profile can help you connect with opportunities by showcasing your unique professional story through experience, skills, and education.
THINGS TO DO
SEND A WELCOME MESSAGE
When someone accepts an invitation to join your network, send them a personalized Welcome Message. Just as you would welcome someone into your home, you should welcome them into your LinkedIn network. This is the crucial difference between simply adding connections to your network and building real relationships.
Just as with email, the promptness of your response is often just as important as the message itself. Like email, one or two days are acceptable but don’t let it go beyond that before you respond to a message on LinkedIn.
Always personalize your requests for recommendations. There are default messages for many LinkedIn functions, including this one, but I never recommend you use them. Always personalize messages, including recommendation requests.
THINGS NOT TO DO
DO NOT POST SELF SERVING CONTENT
When sharing your own content, make sure your goal is to provide value first and foremost. Do NOT post promotional information about yourself or your business without providing some sort of value to your connections
DO NOT COMMENT NEGATIVELY
Another major problem is criticize others or comment negatively. I often see people in heated debates, or insulting their competitors which serves no purpose other than to turn many people off. Keep your comments positive and never be insulting.
DON’T FORGET TO CHECK AND REPLY TO COMMENTS
When someone takes the time to read and comment on your status update or LinkedIn Publisher post, make an effort to reply to them in a timely manner. Not only is this a great way to start or build a relationship with the commenter but keep in mind that your post or article will now be visible to their 1st level network, expanding your reach.
It’s not about you, It’s all about them