Your personal self is what you present to the rest of the world when you are wanting to put yourself out there for various reasons like job opportunities. Some people are invisible online as a way to keep their privacy. You are protected from judgement when you are hidden online but you are also hiding away opportunities as well. You can’t worry what other people will think because you will never get anywhere. A bad LinkedIn profile is better than no profile at all.
- Your personal brand is important because it lets people into your world so they can better understand who you are.
- You don’t have to have a top notch presence on social media but it helps, especially with LinkedIn.
- Not having a profile on LinkedIn is worse than even having a bad one, but it’s still a good idea to have a good one.
“The profile and picture leave a first impression; and if you don’t have an account, that leaves a negative impression—that you haven’t even yet left a footprint in the sands of time.”