How to share your xTuple ERP expertise on your LinkedIn profile

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Why is LinkedIn® essential to your career success? Statistics don't lie: 98% of recruiters and 85% of hiring managers use LinkedIn® to find and vet candidates (according to researcher Viveka von Rosen — author of LinkedIn Marketing: An Hour a Day and founder of LinkedIntoBusiness.com). And according to the Pew Research Center, LinkedIn® usage is highest among the educated and high earners. Those with more professional experience — and those hiring — are on LinkedIn®; it's also the only social networking website with higher measured usage among 50-64 year olds than those aged 18-29. Professionals at every career level use it for networking, staying in touch with current and former co-workers, and engaging within their industry whether promoting their business or recruiting.

How to make your LinkedIn® profile stand out?

Showcase your xTuple ERP expertise

In general, improve your findability with pertinent keywords, especially to highlight everything that doesn't fit on your one-sheet resume, and use a visually appealing headshot and cover photo. Once you're ready, strategically connect with others and stay active and up-to-date. Your professional online resume — and LinkedIn® is the perfect medium — is how you can maintain your authority within your industry.

All of the to-dos below start with moving your cursor over Profile at the top of your LinkedIn® homepage, then select View Profile.

Add xTuple ERP Certification

  1. If you've previously added a certificate, scroll down to the Accomplishments section and select Certification.
  2. If you've never added a certification, you'll first want to add a Certifications section. Click on Add new profile section to see what you can add to your profile. Click the down arrow on Accomplishments to select Certifications.
  3. Type in your certification information as follows:
    1. Certification Name: xTuple ERP.
    2. Certification Authority: xTuple (as you type in xTuple, please select the xTuple Company Page to add linkage).
    3. License Number: SKIP, does not apply.
    4. Certification URL: http://xTupleUniversity.com or https://xtupleuniversity.xtuple.com.
    5. Dates: Use date of your first xTuple training or your first use of xTuple and check the box "This certification never expires."
  4. Click Save.
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Add your xTuple ERP skills

  1. Move your cursor over the Skills & Endorsements section and click on the edit pencil in the top right and then Adjust endorsement settings.
  2. Select I want to be endorsed so others will be able to endorse you and select which other communication settings you'd like, then Save.
  3. Select Add a new skill and start typing xTuple ERPxTuple CRMxTupleCommerce, etc. in the text box (and click Save) for each xTuple skill you wish to add.
  4. More at Adding and removing skills on your LinkedIn® profile.

Reorder your skills (as well as any section on your profile)

  1. Navigate back to the Skills & Endorsements section and click on the edit pencil in the top right which opens the list of all skills and endorsements you've added.
  2. Under the Reorder column, move your cursor over the skill you’d like to move, then click and drag to re-order. You can do this for each skill you’d like to place at a higher (or lower) priority on your profile.
  3. Click Save.
  4. To remove skills simply click the X under the Delete column for each skill you'd like to remove and click Save.
  5. Note: You can add up to 50 skills to your profile.

Please take a moment and endorse me for my "xTuple" skills at Missy Schmidt on LinkedIn®? I am happy to do the same for you!

 

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Updated from post originally published on August 12, 2015.

Missy Schmidt

Vice President Marketing

Since early 2012, Missy has directed marketing for xTuple open source ERP, including the global user conference, inbound and outbound content marketing, lead generation, sales campaigns, website design and digital strategies. She has ties to the business and economic development, startup and entrepreneurial communities in Virginia and nationally. Prior to joining xTuple, Missy was VP of strategic communication and marketing for Hampton Roads Partnership, a public-private corporation that worked to improve the region's economy within the international marketplace. Before that, Missy spent 25+ in sales, including product development, within the industries of telecommunications, retail, industrial food service, contract packaging and manufacturing. Missy holds a B.S. from James Madison University. She and her husband reside in the "innovation corridor" of downtown Norfolk.