I got this little digital thumbs-up from LinkedIn, telling me that my LinkedIn profile ranked among the top 5% of most viewed profiles during 2012! Woooo! Queue long armed over the shoulder patting for Moi!
I’m in the top 5% of my industry….
Well, that’s not quite true.
It’s not even remotely true actually.
To be honest, its a big fat lie!
What it should say is:
Of all the lots and lots of people on Linkedin – 5% looked at my profile and thought “What has that clown got in front of his eyes?”
I’ve stored my online curriculum vitae, or resume (for my colonial cousins), on LinkedIn for the last few years. I can confidently say that it’s one of the best places to leave your professional information.
The bulk of my 2012 clients contacted me to offer freelance work directly from reading my LinkedIn Profile. It’s free and it means I dont have to spend my downtime scouring job site boards anymore – How great is that?
So far, 2013 is already looking fairly Sunny, I have a couple of interesting clients asking for work which will hopefully take me through the year, and how did they find me? Yes you guessed right – from my LinkedIn Profile.
If your serious about making yourself visible within your professional circles and you haven’t yet created a LinkedIn Page – then what are you waiting for?