Of course, credibility is earned, not given. One of the best tools for earning credibility is LinkedIn. There are many different ways you can leverage LinkedIn to enhance your credibility and reap its benefits. Here are five:
1. Highlight your professional experience and skill set.
The first step may seem obvious, but you have to do it right. When filling out your profile, set and follow a strategy. How do you want to position yourself? Which skills are important to highlight? How can you set up your profile in a way that makes you seem more credible in a particular field?
In other words, how can you build a profile that bolsters your credibility?
Make sure you fill out all the details clearly and accurately. (Do not lie!)
2. Proofread your profile.
A simple typo can instantly undermine your credibility and make you look unprofessional. So, for the love of all things good and holy, carefully proofread your profile. Check out this post for some helpful proofreading tips.
3. Answer questions posted by others.