You Have A LinkedIn Account Now Leverage it Professionally!

Do you have a LinkedIn profile.

If you do not have one yet, this could be a great time for you to create one. If you have a LinkedIn profile, leverage it to grow your online profile and expand your professional horizons.

IDS Next_Hotel_Software_linkedin-bannerLinkedIn offers its users, including hospitality professionals an excellent opportunity to connect with current and former colleagues, and connect with thought leaders, peers and others who may share not just your skills, but interests as well.

You can also follow companies whoes work you are interested in or admire. LinkedIn offers a fantastic opportunity to additionally join groups, share you thoughts at them and of course grow professionally as a result.

At the very core, LinkedIn endeavours to make you visible online. Besides generating your own content for this social media channel, you can also share articles and videos posted by others, and update your thoughts on the ‘status update‘.

You can Use Your LinkedIn Account to

  • Highlight your professional strengths and uniqueness
  • Begin online networking by making the right connections
  • Attract profile visitors by posting articles and status updates

But before you get into the swing of things, here are a few points to streamline your LinkedIn account

  • Profile Image – Use a professional image, preferably just of your face. LinkedIn is not Facebook so funny, quirky pictures are a big no no
  • Headline
    • Found directly under your name
    • This is your professional identity, Hook the reader!
    • Don’t just list your recent position
    • Use key-words for search engine optimization
  • Summary
    • Write in the first person
    • Add website link, blog link, or links to your other professional sites
    • Upload examples of your work using media (pictures, flyers, video)
  • Experience
    • Describe job duties
    • Include strengths and accomplishments
    • Seek out recommendations for each position
  • Recommendations
    • Best way to get recommendations is to give them!
    • Once you have written for a colleague, you can ask them to return the favor

About hospitalitytechnology

Technology is making greater and greater inroads into our lives. Right from when we wake up in the morning to when we head to sleep – we cannot imagine a life without the gadgets and gizmos that make life easy and interesting. When we travel and stay in hotels, our expectations are no different. We expect all the technological amenities we easily access at home if not more. The hospitality industry in increasingly accessing technology to wow guests, optimize their use of manpower, control hotel functions in an integrated manner and on the whole reduce costs while increasing efficiency. This blog is meant to track these technological changes happening in the hospitality sector. The growing move towards sophisticated hotel ERP, the growing use of cloud computing, the rapidly changing customer facing devices – smart phones and iPads, the increasing security concerns and more. Expect to find interesting articles, whitepapers, thoughts, and observations. Feel free to comment and even mail us content that you don’t mind posted here. Happy reading!
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