When you use Linkedin, you just think that achiving success is easy.
Yes, everyone is a top class CEO, a consultant who changed the world or someone who sold aircraft as if those were bread (french expression).
If your product is that good, would you spend so much time pitching it? Do you have time to deal with all those useless queries, because you’re so busy dealing with the hottest start-ups right now?
Leave openings, give advice to people on how to contact you (because too many people do, of course) and tell them they better be good.
That makes people want to work with you anyway. Play hard to get.
Make a difference
After browsing hundreds of profiles, you go directly to the interesting points, and a little bit of humor or personal touch, does the trick.
You’re different. Just build a relationship.
People bet on people, not resumes.
Look at wordings
What does “achieve success” mean? Is there something measurable like 35% revenue increase? Do you feel that the profile you’re seeing is too perfect? Dig. Look at people who had the same job, and what they put forward.
Then you have a better idea of what is NOT said.
Everything is just a hint
Why is there a year missing?
Why is one job extensively described and another one isn’t?
Overall consistency matters most.
Go for it
Don’t be shy. Just try to get close to people that will add value to you. Monitor the questions and answers. There is a lot going on on Linkedin, and you don’t want to miss the party.
Good use of Linkedin, guys. Don’t forget me when you become a millionaire.