Has a lack of activity on your LinkedIn profile page left you asking the question made famous by the 80’s hit song: “Don’t You Want Me?” Some wisdom from the ESP IT recruiting team in this second blog of our three-part LinkedIn Tips series will tell you how the middle of your LinkedIn page—the “experience” section—could be negatively impacting your professional image. While the opportunity to include as much IT work-history as desired can be an advantage for more seasoned IT pros, when used incorrectly the experience section may be holding you back. You won’t “be sorry” that you checked out our tips for cleaning up this tricky section.
Are you taking care of your reputation? After all, “Your reputation gets to the next place before you do…” As an IT consultant, these are wise words to consider. Your reputation is arguably the most valuable tool in your professional toolbox. Do you know what your reputation is and are you managing it? Put your best foot forward in your career with these tips for managing your in-office reputation:
Prepare for Your Day
It’s important to be thought of as someone who is an expert in your field and ready for any project. One easy way to do this is to show up prepared for work and, especially meetings. That means being mentally and physically prepared. If a document is given to you prior to a meeting, read it. Make sure you bring all the tools you need to do your job. Get enough rest the night before to be ready for your work day. Being prepared for your job every day will make you stand out from the crowd and brings you one step closer to building a great reputation.