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🏆 How to stand out as a designer on LinkedIn?
Tips on how to optimize your LinkedIn profile effectively for maximum exposure.
👋 Hello, and welcome to the first edition of the ADPList’s Weekly Pulse - a weekly newsletter dedicated to helping our community members to learn and grow together. We will be sharing helpful design tips, upcoming group sessions, and community happenings.
This Week’s Learning:
How To Use LinkedIn Effectively As A Designer?
1. Customize Profile Top Card
Customize your background photo to show what you are passionate about
Utilize the headline to show your role
Adding location can help you be discovered 23x more in searches
2. Update Contact Info
The contact info section makes it easier for recruiters to find your email and portfolio
Add a link to your relevant websites such as blogs, video channels, and other social media
3. Treat Profile Summary As an “Elevator Pitch”
Highlight your strength, particularly soft skills, and hard skills relevant to design.
Don’t make it too short or dense. 40+ words make it more likely to show up in searches.
4. Add Relevant Skills
Arrange your top 3 skills by the importance that you want to be found
Having relevant skills help you show up 27x more appearance in search results
Take skill assessments
5. Ask For Recommendation
Ask recommendations from teachers, employers, managers, or former colleagues
Recommendations could help build credibility and validate your role by peers
6. Create relevant and engaging posts
Make posts public to get a bigger audience
Use @mention and #hashtags to get attention from certain areas
Add links, videos, or photos to make posts visually appealing
Top-rated Group Sessions:
Join Ryan Yao & Brandon Groce for some UX interview tips and how to do a website/app breakdown or critique. Happening on Tuesday - 26 October 2021, 1 PM EST.
Join Designers and Coffee on Instagram LIVE for a chat on the true value of UX Copywriting. Happening on Thursday - 28 October 2021, 9 AM EST.
📅 Group Sessions Reminder:
✨ Tech Hustle #2 with Komal Narwani - Tue 26 Oct, 11 AM (EST) (RSVP)
✨ Land a job across the globe 🌎 - Thu Oct 28, 9 PM (EST) (RSVP)
✨ Tales from the trenches: the design industry - Wed 27 Oct, 8 PM (EST) (RSVP)
✨ Empowering Women in Tech - Thu 28 Oct, 12:30 PM (EST) (RSVP)
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Let’s grow together, 🚀
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