Spotlight on Sales Tools: How to Maximize Your LinkedIn Mobile App Experience
Achieve peak productivity on the go. Learn how sales pros get the most out of their LinkedIn mobile app experience.
January 17, 2017
You already have the LinkedIn mobile app, right? (If not, get it here.) Chances are you’ve already used the app to make new connections, stay in touch, maybe even deliver a timely insight that led to that pivotal meeting.
But are you using the LinkedIn mobile app to its full potential?
Achieve peak on-the-go productivity this year. Here are five ways to maximize your time with the LinkedIn mobile app.
Take Control of Your Home Feed
Your LinkedIn feed is already designed to help with your professional day. But did you know that you can personalize it further? The mobile app is the ideal place to update your preferences. In fact, when you make edits to your LinkedIn feed preferences on mobile, those edits transfer to your desktop experience as well.
It’s easy to discover more of what you want (and less of what you don’t) every time you visit LinkedIn:
Note: On Android devices the three dots appear vertically in step one.
Invest in “Me” Time Everyday
Think of the “Me” area as the command center for your professional brand. This is where you can see what’s going on – who’s viewed your profile, who’s interacting with your status updates, or sharing your content, etc. – so that you can capitalize on timely social selling opportunities. The intuitive interface makes it easy to keep your professional profile fresh.
Avoid the Inbox
Successful salespeople don’t just build quality networks. They consistently interact with them. Many of your contacts already prefer casual communication over email. The “Messaging” area features a light-weight interface, making it easy to stay in touch with colleagues, associates, and opportunities.
Stay Connected with Your Network
Wouldn’t it be nice to get a “daily intelligence briefing” that succinctly captures the important happenings in your professional network? Visit the “My Network” area and, voila, you’re informed.
Many of these updates offer a quick and easy way to stay in touch. For example, you will be prompted to say congrats when connections celebrate achievements or milestones. You will also be notified when connections publish posts on LinkedIn so that you can be among the first to send a message or post a comment.
Pro tip: Syncing your calendar will prompt you to view the profile of everyone you’re meeting that day. You will get details on shared connections and interests which, as you know, can make for more meaningful conversations.
Find What You Need, Fast
If it’s been a while since you searched on LinkedIn, you will definitely notice the speed boost. It’s smarter too, allowing you to quickly find the people, jobs, and companies you’re looking for. Use the app launcher to seamlessly switch to other LinkedIn apps like Sales Navigator and Pulse.
Comedian Milton Berle used to say, “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” Consider the LinkedIn mobile app your door to the professional world around you. Open it a few minutes each day to enrich others’ lives and let others enrich yours.
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