As a business owner you will know that LinkedIn is a great B2B social media platform and an excellent place to showcase your experience. One key way to do this is by having recommendations. These are totally independent but unfortunately they do have their limits.
You can only be given a recommendation by another LinkedIn member. For many of us this is absolutely fine but for some businesses this can be very limiting. It maybe the nature of your work is confidential or perhaps your clients are just simply not on LinkedIn. For example if your clients were predominantly aged 65 plus.
So what can you do if this is the case for your business? This is a question I am commonly asked when training on LinkedIn.
Well LinkedIn now allow you to attach files to you profile. This means that you can still ask for a recommendation and attach it to your relevant work experience section or even your main profile summary. Your clients can give a written testimonial, anonymously if necessary which you can scan in to your computer.
Whilst in ‘edit mode’ on your profile, just click on the symbol highlighted below and follow the instructions for uploading a file.
So why not look back in your files – have you got a fabulous client testimonial that is gathering dust? Scan it today and get it up on your LinkedIn profile!
If you would like more tips on LinkedIn I am running my next workshop – LinkedIn for the Small Business Owner on 28th April 2016. For more information click here.