3 Ways to Reinvent Yourself on LinkedIn | Lindsey Pollak's Blog

3 Ways to Reinvent Yourself on LinkedIn

We’re already a month into 2012 and most job seekers have given up on their lofty New Year’s resolutions. If you’re in this boat, don’t despair! Instead, use LinkedIn — and a few trusted friends or colleagues — to help you make the change you desire.

Over the years I’ve observed the ways that people use LinkedIn to change career direction or perk up a slumping job search. Here are my three favorite reinvention tips:

1. Focus

    1. Do you belong to LinkedIn groups in 23 industries, list 41 skills on your profile and display a profile heading with 7 slash marks between each of the different descriptors of what you can do? I often come across LinkedIn users like this, who seem to believe that more is more. While I absolutely encourage you to cast a wide net in your job search and express all of your talents, you don’t want to confuse people.

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  1. PM Hut says:

    Hi Lindsay,

    The thing is I have noticed that most people literally reinvent yourself on LinkedIn. See that $15/hour first level support employee there? His profile on LinkedIn says: Customer Support Executive!

    I think that LinkedIn is really full of garbage when it comes to fake/inflated profiles.

    • Lindsey Pollak says:

      @PM Hut – That’s too bad that you have found people being dishonest on LinkedIn. I’ve actually found people to be very accurate (although positive, of course) because they are connected to people they know, who would call them out for any inflation or title or lying. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

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