Monday, December 14, 2009

Volunteer Impacts on Your LinkedIn Profile

Looking for an effective way to enhance your brand on LinkedIn? Post your volunteer "jobs"! That's right - add your volunteer roles (especially those involving leadership) to your profile. This helps you in a variety of ways:

1. expands your visibility by including impacts you're having both in and outside of the workplace
2. gives you the opportunity to gather recommendations for your work outside of your professional role
3. makes it evident that you have a commitment to community/nonprofit support
4. highlights your initiative and accomplishments - nice complement to your professional successes

You can include both current and past roles giving yourself the opportunity to create a very robust online profile - and enhancing your personal brand!