Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to increase your activity on LinkedIn and track your progress. For this exercise, let’s assume that you already have an awesome LinkedIn profile. If you don’t, the leaders at Mission Possible headquarters highly recommend the 11th edition of Brenda Bernstein’s book How to Write a KILLER LinkedIn Profile... And 18 Mistakes to Avoid that was released in paperback on October 21, 2015.
Three Easy Steps to Track Your LinkedIn Progress
First, create an Excel spreadsheet named “Professional Networking Stats” to track your online networking activity.
Second, create a section header called LinkedIn, with rows to track the number of weekly:
Third, enter data for an entire month. Add your weekly totals and report a monthly recap.
If you are active on other industry-specific professional networking sites, create a new section header on the same spreadsheet to track activity on that particular site.
Pablo Picasso said, “Action is the foundational key to all success.” Remember the business management axiom, “You can’t manage what you don’t measure” rings true, even in your job search. Track your progress for a month and measure your improved levels of professional networking online. You’ll be amazed at how tracking your stats can motivate you to accomplish your personal best.
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Sharla Taylor is a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW), Certified Career Enlightenment LinkedIn Writer (CCELW), experienced job search strategist, and published author. Sharla is the owner of Written by a Pro, a freelance writing and editing service. She approaches her business from a Christian perspective. Her favorite Scripture is Matthew 19:26 "with God all things are possible."
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Austin Farmer, graphic artist, is a graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design where he majored in Industrial Design and minored in Architecture. Austin creates marketing materials for businesses and uses his artistic and musical talents to enhance the worship service at Savannah Christian Church. His favorite Scripture passage is Isaiah 12:2.