eLABorate Topics

Hosted ByLona Small, Stephanie Whitehead, & Tywauna Wilson

Leadership and Technical Strategies for Medical Laboratory Professionals to excel inside and outside of the lab.

Episode 22: “Standing Out As The Best Candidate Using LinkedIn”

Are you among the 500 million members on the LinkedIn platform? Does your profile position you for career opportunities? Are you fully maximizing the opportunity that LinkedIn offers? 

In this episode, co-host Tywauna Wilson discusses strategies for standing out and being visible on LinkedIn by doing a few simple updates. All of these can be done with the basic free profile. The premium memberships give you additional tools but to get started, the basic membership and a commitment to being an avid user on the platform is all that you need.

Keys to designing a standout profile:

  1. Edit your headline
  2. Update your summary
  3. Choose your profile photo and background/cover image
  4. Add keywords specific to your industry so that recruiters and automated tools can find you
  5. Personalize your URL

Once you have designed your standout profile, start making connections! If you don’t have at least 500 quality connections strive for that. Don’t forget to add a personal note. Join Industry related groups. Publish articles to showcase your expertise.

Most importantly, Consistency is key!! Post and engage with fellow members at least 3-4 times per week. Nothing works unless you do, so get started taking action and stand out today!!

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