Friday July 30, 2010
Now most of us cringe when we hear the word “audit”. But it’s not necessarily a bad thing!
The Free Dictionary defines "audit" as:
- An examination of records or financial accounts to check their accuracy.
- An adjustment or correction of accounts.
- An examined and verified account.
v. au·dit·ed, au·dit·ing, au·dits
- To examine, verify, or correct the financial accounts of: Independent accountants audit the company annually. The IRS audits questionable income tax returns.
- To attend (a course) without requesting or receiving academic credit.
So while I am not looking at Victor’s financial records, I am going to “examine, adjust, correct and verify” and while he might not get any academic credit, he will get some advice. Hey – ya’ll asked for it!
- Use all 120 characters in your professional headline section to describe what you do, target your ideal client or industry, use keywords
- Make sure you have EVERYTHING you do for your company, not just your “official” title in the title section of you “experience” section.
- Use those applications: I like Slideshare, Box.net, Legal Updates, Amazon Reader, Tweets, Events, and the new Creative Portfolio apps
- In the “Contact Us” section, tell people who you are willing to connect to, how you are willing to connect with them, who you will recommend and who you will forward introductions to.
If you want your LinkedIn profile audited, you can sign up for our contest below
I also do more in-depth audits and profile makeovers for individuals and companies.