LinkedIn 30-Day Challenge
LinkedIn can be a tool that helps advance your job search and/or career. It can help you connect with hiring managers, be found by recruiters, and stay connected with your professional connections.
This 30-day challenge will help you build your network, connect with recruiters and hiring managers you don’t yet know, improve your online presence, and stay “top of mind” with people you know — and people you want to know.
This challenge will give you 60 possible LinkedIn daily actions to choose from — you will complete one activity each day (see list below). You’ll take 30 days of consistent action, choosing from actions in six different areas:
- Improving Your LinkedIn Profile
- Connecting With Contacts, Companies, Recruiters, and Hiring Managers
- Creating Content (Status Updates and LinkedIn Publishing)
- Getting Involved in Groups
- Giving and Getting Endorsements and Recommendations
- Grab Bag
Take one action each day. This challenge will reward effort, not results. But results will come when you take consistent action day after day. You can choose your activity based on the amount of time you have available. Some actions will take five minutes or less — others may take 15 minutes or more. Some of these are “timed” actions (i.e., you spend a certain amount of time doing something — like “Spend 20 minutes researching possible LinkedIn Groups to join”) or you will be completing a specific task (i.e., “Send connection requests to two former coworkers”).
For best results, enlist an accountability partner to help you complete the challenge. Ideally, it will be someone who wants to get more out of LinkedIn too, so you can keep each other accountable and on track. Check-in with each other daily.
You can choose either the Challenge Calendar or the Challenge Planner to plan and track each day’s activities. Write down the activity you will do and put a big red ‘X’ on each day you complete the challenge activity. At the end of the month, you want as many spaces marked off as possible on your Calendar or Planner.
There are three ways to conduct the challenge:
- Do one action item each day for 30 days straight
- Take action for six days each week (no Sundays) for five weeks
- Take action for five days each week (no weekends) for six weeks
It’s up to you!
At the end of each week during the challenge, reward yourself for good performance. Enjoy a special outing or anything else that will encourage you to keep going!
Next week, we will look at specific action steps you can take to up your game on LinkedIn