Career - Professional Profiles - Great IdeasHaving a Professional profile worthy of attention, doesn’t just showcase your skills and show your employability, it makes you shine out from the rest of the competition when it comes to business opportunities and makes employers aware of you.

Building a public portfolio of your talents, professional background, qualifications and services you can quickly gain exposure. Here are some great ways to increase your professional profile;

1.    Blogging

A professional blog gives you the chance to sell yourself. You can discuss general topics in your particular industry; effectively advertise your skills, knowledge and work ethic. You can interact with the public by discussing relevant topics and getting feedback, raising your profile and making people aware of what you could offer them.

2.    Speak At A Conference

Speaking at conferences is an excellent way of demonstrating your expertise and services. A SAP conference explains strategic planning in business, manage risks and reduce costs and increasing visibility. Speaking at a SAP event allows you to broadcast your knowledge to people in the same industries and provides great networking opportunities to offer your businesses.

3.    Twitter

Twitter is an excellent way of micro-blogging and making your professional profile visible to millions of people worldwide. It’s quick, simple, free and a very powerful way to reach people, build connections and

4.    LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn is quickly becoming a go to for many professionals to headhunt new expertise. A well- constructed profile that shows all relevant experience, knowledge, skills and services will most definitely attract business. Building professional connections within your chosen sector will increase employers awareness of you but will show your worth and viability.

5. Join Associations And Professional Groups

Participating in a professional association or group will make your presence known amongst your peers. By being proactive and being an active member of the group this makes you a good head figure for your association and the knowledge you will gain from an association and professional group will increase your visibility and employability.

Professionals who are renowned in their field are valued employees. It doesn’t matter how good your product is, or how knowledgeable you are, if nobody knows about it it means nothing. This is why it is so important to be seen. By spending a bit of time building and managing your profile you can reap the rewards a highly visible and comprehensive professional profile can bring and enjoy the wealth of the business opportunities that will come your way.

This post was written by James Harper on behalf of the UK & Ireland SAP User Group who arrange SAP conferences. To find out more about a great SAP event please visit their site. Photo: MiiiSH