LinkedIn is a powerful tool to find clients and job seekers in any industry, including interior design. With over 700 million members, it provides access to a vast network of executives, professionals, recruiters, and job opportunities. I for one have been on the platform for almost 15 years and have reaped its rewards. Now that I’m closing in on 17K followers, I would like to contribute some valuable advice to my connections and subscribers about how to be effective in landing potential clients and jobs on Linkedin.
By following these simple tips you will soon be on your way to landing your dream client or job.
- Optimize Your Profile: Your LinkedIn profile should be up-to-date, and professional, showcasing your interior design skills and experience. Highlight your education, previous work experience, and skills in your summary and experience sections. *Remember to match this with a clear and formal photo.
- Showcase Your Work: Create a portfolio section in your profile and showcase your best interior design projects. Add images, descriptions, and any relevant details about the projects to make them stand out.
- Join Interior Design Groups: Joining relevant interior design groups on LinkedIn can help you connect with other professionals in your field and get exposure to new job opportunities.
- Network with Interior Designers: Connect, Educate, and Engage with other interior designers, especially those who work in the companies you’re interested in. You can also reach out to recruiters and hiring managers in your desired field.
- Apply to Interior Design Jobs: Use the LinkedIn job search tool to find interior design jobs that match your skills and experience. You can filter your search results by location, company, and job title to find the right job for you.
- Use Keywords: When searching for jobs and applying, use relevant keywords in your profile and cover letter to ensure that recruiters and hiring managers can find you easily.
7. Be Active: Regularly post articles, engage with your followers, update your profile, and participate in relevant LinkedIn groups to increase your visibility and credibility among interior design professionals.
8. Get Recommendations: Ask for recommendations from your previous colleagues, clients, or managers. This can help boost your credibility and increase your chances of getting hired.
9. Participate in Discussions: Participate in relevant discussions and share your insights and experiences in the interior design field. This can help you build your online presence and establish yourself as an expert in your field.
10. Keep Your Profile Up-to-date: Regularly update your LinkedIn profile to keep it current and reflective of your latest work experiences and skills.
11. Utilize LinkedIn’s Tools: Take advantage of LinkedIn’s tools, such as the “Who’s Viewed Your Profile” feature, to find potential employers who may be interested in your profile.
12. Follow Companies You’re Interested In: Follow companies you’re interested in working for and keep an eye out for any job openings they may have.
By following these tips, you can effectively use LinkedIn to find potential clients and apply for interior design jobs that match your skills and experience. Remember to always be professional and showcase your interior design expertise to make a lasting impression on recruiters and hiring managers.
By James Paul Pilande, Singapore Accredited Interior Designer and Editor in Chief The Office Designer.com
This is a follow-through to my Blog in 2018 entitled, How important is Linkedin to Architects and Interior Design You can also watch my Vlog; TODtalk Episode 2 – Social Selling by Arch. James Paul Pilande