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2. Helping to build presence

Help others build and amplify their work

Why it matters
As someone familiar with your contacts, friends, and former colleagues’ skills, you’re well-positioned to help them build and amplify their brand. Your word and sponsorship will go a long way with your network, as that BIPOC and women face throughout their careers - particularly during the job hunt process.
Even if you don’t think you’ve got the strongest relationships to a connection, ask anyway - folks are often more keen to help than you’d expect. As a bonus, it’s also a great way for you to strengthen the connection as it gives you an excuse to re-connect.
What to remember
You’re the microphone: focus on amplifying job seekers’ voices and impact.
Be constructive, but sensitive: provide objective feedback and clarify the “why” behind it.
Ways to help folks build presence
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Add former colleagues to your LinkedIn (LI) to help them expand networks they have access to
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or share LI posts from colleagues to drive increased exposure and visibility on LI feed
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to strengthen their reputation (prioritize those with fewer than 3, as more become difficult for hiring managers and recruiters to review)
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Conduct LinkedIn profile reviews
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Conduct resume reviews
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More Resources
Tips on writing strong LinkedIn recommendations

Tips for meaningfully commenting on LinkedIn

Understanding why sponsorship is so critical




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