Pimp my LinkedIn 🏆

Savages, some posts regarding LinkedIn caught my attention including one comment from Mr.Potter looking for a job opportunity. I'm a big LinkedIn fan when it comes to looking for a job opp - so here's a quick guide to pimp your profile.


Feeling lazy? Save the link for later - I've been implementing this guide for friends and consultancy and really pays off.


(a.) - Check if you already have an account or sign up for a new one: LinkedIn is a personal network that encourages the creation of only one profile per person. Having more than one profile can result in a suspension or worse, and we don't want to risk losing our time and effort. If necessary, merge your accounts (personal and business) by following this article.


(b.) - Upload a clear and professional profile picture: Selfies or even your Facebook picture may not be appropriate here. Think about the prospects you're trying to connect with, it may be better to wear a smart, professional, and good-looking outfit. Something that brings out the best of you! Make sure you are well-groomed and ask a friend who has a phone with a portrait camera mode to take you a picture. Find a place with a nice background around the office and avoid sunglasses and other distracting accessories. Check this link for more tips and find out how good is your LinkedIn profile picture with snappr by clicking here


(c.) - Upload a background photo: It's one of the main highlights of your profile, use it to stand out. A good banner should have some branding and a tagline/slogan. If you’re going to be an SDR, SDA, or AE at any company, start by using a nice image.


(d.) - Update your profile headline: It's a one-liner that should tell people who you are and what you do, think of it as your personal mission statement. This article can guide you to write one.


(e.) - Write an enticing summary (About): I don't want to sound like a broken record but this is not your digital resume. Personally, I'm a fan of telling your visitors what you can help them with and why you're the best to help with that, so the simplest format I recommend sounds like "I help [Buyer Persona] achieve [Outcomes of the solutions I promote] thanks to [Work/industry experience]". A buyer-centric profile will build trust and credibility. Here is another video with a slightly different but equally efficient approach.


(f.) - Complete your background information: This is a great way to give your profile credibility. Try to update as many fields/sections as possible because the weaker the profile the higher the chances it's just SPAM.


• Work experience

• Education

• Location

• Licenses & Certifications

• Volunteer experience

• Skills

• Accomplishments.


Recommendations: This is a rare practice but asking people you work or have worked with for recommendations is like adding testimonials to your profile! They are very powerful and here you can learn how to ask for one the right way. Make sure to return the favor... and pay it forward ;)


(g.) - Enrich with media: This article explains why adding media to your profile is a good idea (more credibility, help you appear more on search results), it also walks you through the right steps on how to do it. Our Content Library can help you find relevant marketing assets to upload but make sure to also check here the videos we have produced at CloudTask to help promote a common thread of leadership and expertise. Remember you can also add media to your work experience


(h.) - Remove distractions: The "people also viewed" section on the right side of your profile is an easy way for visitors to get distracted by checking out your lookalikes and forget about you. Follow this article to help them stay focused.


You can find these and more great tips on the link above - make sure you keep your profile updated and appealing - Happy hunting Savages.


🍠🍠🍠 Potato for the long post.

https://cloudtask.drift.help/article/linkedin-guide:-how-to-setup-your-profile-for-successful-social-selling/ CloudTask Help - LinkedIn Guide: How to setup your profile for successful Social Selling LinkedIn is a business network that, if used correctly, can help you open conversations with the right type of prospects to meet and exceed
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No_ty
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Sales Dir.
Thank you for sharing this guide. Any content regarding the algorithm? 
Jackywaky
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Sr. Customer Success Manager
Sure - if you go to the link you can find content regarding that
AlphaCharlie
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Account executive
I thought LI was dead, but maybe you can save it!
Jackywaky
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Sr. Customer Success Manager
Damn - flattered by those words 
RaymundoFlex
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AE
i've been getting great response to short video intros, not gonna lie, first job i've leveraged LI as an outbound medium
Kinonez
Celebrated Contributor
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WR Enthusiast
This guide is amazing!! I don't use LI as much and now I know why!
Jackywaky
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Sr. Customer Success Manager
Let me know if you find something that was missing on yours 
Jackywaky
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Sr. Customer Success Manager
Great!  - that's one of the most underrated features 
Kinonez
Celebrated Contributor
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WR Enthusiast
Oh yeah, I was slacking on that regard 
Kinonez
Celebrated Contributor
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WR Enthusiast
A few pointers, like not separating the info with a “-“ nothing too special. The picture and the VN were the big ones for me. 
Kinonez
Celebrated Contributor
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WR Enthusiast
Did you find something you were missing? 
Jackywaky
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Sr. Customer Success Manager
use the | character in your headline to trigger the algorithm 
NoSuperhero
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BDR
Let me tell you about my love/hate relationship with LI. LMAO
MrPotter
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Trainer
Damn, now i am all self aware xD thank you tons! I will be updating to these guidelines soon!
Jackywaky
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Sr. Customer Success Manager
go for it - let me know what was missing. I'm kinda LI fan boy
cifu
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SDR
This is by far the greatest guide I've seen
Richie
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Sales Manager
Thanks 4 Sharing!
Jackywaky
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Sr. Customer Success Manager
It's a pleasure. Hope you found something useful. 
JC10X
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Senior Sales Manager
Great share!
Jackywaky
Arsonist
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Sr. Customer Success Manager
you're welcome - hope you found something interesting. 
KGCanada
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Senior Executive
Brilliant content Jacky...keep it coming.
Lambda
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Sales Consultant
This is an amazing guide! I have saved and will read this on a daily basis!
Corpslovechild
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Inbound Sales Manager
Thank you for sharing this. 
Jackywaky
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Sr. Customer Success Manager
You're very welcome! CloudTask seems to have a very well established procedure for this
looper1010
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Solutions Specialist
Another quality post! Thank you @Jackywaky !
Jackywaky
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Sr. Customer Success Manager
you're very welcome - hope you find something interesting
goose
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Sales Executive
Great tips for beginners but isn't a LinkedIn profile required to get in here?
Jackywaky
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Sr. Customer Success Manager
whut? - I'm not following
goose
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Sales Executive
I thought people had to be vetted for entry into the War Room.  I thought a LinkedIn profile was needed to create an account.  Maybe I'm wrong.  I've been drinking.
Jackywaky
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Sr. Customer Success Manager
haha no worries - happy friday. You need a LI indeed, but still you can pimp it along the way
RaymundoFlex
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AE
Storyteller | Father | Lover of Life | me/I/mine
Jackywaky
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Sr. Customer Success Manager
influencer | aetherial | unreachable | empowered | Bitchota
cifu
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SDR
I hte this shit; it's nothing special for sure
RaymundoFlex
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AE
shit I forgot a bunch of these ✨✨✨
GDO
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BDM
LinkedIn still is good for prospecting and jobhubting. So not dead imo
Jackywaky
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Sr. Customer Success Manager
I agree a 100% - this list is one of my favs
Clashingsoulsspell
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ISR
This guide is amazing!! I don't use LI as much and now I know why!
MaximumRaizer
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Sales Manager
Thank you for sharing this guide. Any content regarding the algorithm? 
Blackwargreymon
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MDR
Damn, now i am all self aware xD thank you tons! I will be updating to these guidelines soon!
MR.StretchISR
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ISR
Thank you for sharing this guide. Any content regarding the algorithm?
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