Top 10 Ways People Misuse LinkedIn

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I was looking through some accounts on LinkedIn and found important information missing. This article tries to look at what people do not but should know when creating an account on the Social Network.


1. Keywords:

All those who have an account with LinkedIn should provide a thorough keyword-optimized summary. Linkedin’s internal search is setup for employers to search candidates with similar skills and backgrounds. Many employees just provide an account with basic info and no keywords.


2. Job Postings:

It should be obvious but for some it is not. Job postings do not belong in discussion boards. The whole purpose of Linkedin is not for people to get jobs from discussions. It is for people to connect and build their networks. Craigslist is more appropriate for job postings on discussion boards.


3. Link Twitter with Linkedin:

This is a big no-no. People really do not think when they do these things. There are some things on Twitter that should not be posted on Linkedin. The bad and the good that is posted on Twitter may show up on Linkedin once you join accounts.


4. No Network:

Many individuals do connect. They think Linkedin is like Facebook. You can invite as many friends as you want. The only thing they are missing here is the networks. They are not viewing second and third degree connections.


5. Picture:

I personally would add a picture. This would set you apart from all other people with the same name. There is always a face to every description.


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