There are two main reasons for exposure on Linked In. First, it’s a great way to profile skills or characteristics on your resume or company’s product listing. It provides an easy source of centralized referrals. Second, it provides an easy method to demonstrate authorship and authority. A well-produced LinkedIn page can prove you to be an expert in your field, providing a searchable and optimized means of demonstrating your excellence in your industry.
Some stats on LinkedIn usage:
- About 150 million members
- 77% of users are 25 and above
- Average household income is $109,000
- 58% are male
- Most heavily represented industries are tech, finance, and manufacturing
- Top job functions are entrepreneurs, sales, and operations
- B2B businesses experienced a 61% success rate on customer acquisition via LinkedIn
So the rules of thumb are simple: maximize your connections, be detailed and specific in your descriptions, and be a responder and recommender. Give in order to receive.