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You only get one chance to make a first impression. As we move into a digital first world, more often that first impression is happening online and not in person. Someone may come across your name, your website or your social media account before you get the chance to meet them face to face.
How are you showing up? What is your digital first impression saying about you?
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For 50 some odd years you’d have to make sure your shirt was tucked in, your hair was slicked and you gave a firm handshake when you met someone. Why? To make a good first impression of course!
But, in the last 10, 5, and especially 2 years, first impressions have happened digitally.
Your online presence is telling everything other’s need to know about you before they ever meet you in person. Yes, my friend, you’re being googled. But don’t go through the hassle of optimizing Google, use LinkedIn instead.
Good news! LinkedIn and Google are BFF’s. Linkedin is crawled by Google meaning 9 times out of 10 your profile shows up on page one of results.
I tested this theory with my own name and it worked. Then I Googled Richard Branson, who by the way went to space, and there was LinkedIn again, not news about his travels through the stars. Lastly, I searched for Sara Blakely, the world’s first self-made female billionaire, and – spoiler alert – her LinkedIn also came up on the first page!
Do you get where I’m going with this?!
Your LinkedIn profile could be the difference between you getting the interview, meeting, or call. Don’t give anyone the chance to “no” you before they “know” you. Use these tips to supercharge your profile.
I geek out on info about human interactions and relationships. Some of my favorite books on the topic are Cues by Vanessa Van Edwards, Captivate by Vanessa Van Edwards, and Blink by Malcom Gladwell.
Here are some interesting facts:
We make assessments about others before we have a significant amount of data. I know creating a great digital first impression can be intimidating, that’s why I’d love to do it with you! Join my Career Capital course. It’s designed to dig into your LinkedIn making sure it’s optimized so you can connect with power players and boost your influence. Hurry! Applications close April 12th!
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Q: When are we meeting?
A: Mondays, 7pm-8:30pm EST and Thursdays 1pm-2:30pm EST with Fridays and office hours sprinkled in.
Q: Are there replays of the meetings?
A: Yes! You can watch replays of our meetings at your convenience.
Q: How do we extend our network after a career change?
A: First, connect with five movers and shakers in your new industry that are active on LinkedIn. Then, optimize your profile for your new role. Highlight how what you’ve done applies to what you’re doing now.
Q: What deliverables will I walk away with?
A: A networking system, a structured plan for leveraging mentors and advocates, an optimized LinkedIn profile, a template to apply for awards and honors, and a game plan for sharing your expertise and knowledge online.
Q: Why join a cohort?
A: You will learn how other people see you versus how you think you are being viewed. These live sessions with powerful professionals are a great way to really understand how you’re coming across and how you can improve.
Find more details on the course, testimonials from former students, and how to get reimbursed by your employer here.
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