Make sure you have GREAT headshot. This visual impact could be the first impression that someone makes of you. Invest in the time and money to have a professional headshot taken so that you’re best representing yourself! Mine was taken by Bob Briskey at Bob Briskey Photography. I’d highly recommend him and his company.
Your professional headline… doesn’t have to be only your title. Think about how you can categorize your work and profession. It’s what your contacts or potential contacts will see first. That’s why mine isn’t “President at RyTech, LLC” because a potential contact might not know what RyTech is or the type of services offered.
Your summary... should be written in the first person. Remember, this isn’t a resume and is still social media. So, write your summary as yourself! Don’t be afraid to boast your talents and include what separates you from others.
Your experience… should be all inclusive and show what you have done. Don’t just list titles and companies. Go further and either write a summary statement about your work there and your position OR bullet point a list similar to a resume. This is important to show your unique and valuable skillset.
Some other key pointers:
- Don’t be afraid to ask for recommendations from your colleagues, clients, or friends who can speak to your work.
- Highlight your nonprofit and community service and volunteer work to show you’re willing to go above and beyond.
- Promote your education; this is important as people search for others who attended the same college or university when searching for an additional service provider or employee.
- Connect with the right people in many different markets. Check out my LinkedIn profile and request a connection.