I’m thinking we all by now have linkedIn profiles and we are updating them occasionally and interacting with people there continuously.
If not you need to open a new tab now and google LinkedIn then start populating it, you will thank me later.
You see if you have it set up already you know that there is a Who’s Viewed Your Profile box in the right corner of your profile. This box that lets you know who was checking you out like when you are in a bar and a nice guy/lady keeps look at you.
Now if you know how that game works, it is the same here with LinkedIn… you might land yourself a hot date by just smiling back.
With LinkedIn as in real life you have to start from the casual level of ‘hi, I’m Patricia and I saw you checking me out and thought maybe I join you’… with this you are keeping score… you are using your power of being available to create a conversation with this person who checked you out.
Though with LinkedIn you already know the person’s name where they work and have an idea of why they were checking you out. This makes it easy for you to create conversation and if you are salesperson get a lead.
The point here is “You view me, I view you, and then we have some common ground to talk about.”
If you are using LinkedIn in the basic mode, which most of us are, you will get to see the last five people who viewed you, even receive an email about them if you activated email notifications. But premium subscribers to the platform, they get a bigger size.
So if someone at a company with a presence on LinkedIn looks at your profile, there is a great opportunity that the company has an opportunity in your field that matches your skill set and reach out.
What you should know is the creators of LinkedIn use data to recommend actions they could take to attract more interest, like what you filled in your profile. Your profile is the number one driver of engagement with your identity and how complete it is and then they look at what you’ve done so far and what they think you can do better.
This is how the system works and then you reflect in searches, hence profile look ats. Now go trick your profile to appear in profile searches on LinkedIn, go become attractive….