3 Ways to Use Google Gemini For LinkedIn

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March 25, 2024
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3 key takeaways

  • What Google Bard AI and Google Gemini are
  • How to use Bard for LinkedIn
  • A faster way to optimize your LinkedIn with Teal's free LinkedIn Profile Review tool

LinkedIn can help you stand out in today's job market. But you only have a few seconds to grab attention, so it's key for your profile to be keyword-rich, engaging, concise, and compelling.

Sound like a lot of work? It doesn't have to be.

With Google Bard—now called Google Gemini—LinkedIn optimization doesn't need to take hours, extra energy, or tons of effort. Instead, use Google AI to move your profile to the top of search results—grabbing the attention of recruiters and connections in a streamlined, effective, and efficient way.

What is Google Bard?

Bard, Google's answer to ChatGPT, is a large language model (LLM) from Google AI, trained on massive data made up of text and code.

Like other conversational language models (ChatGPT, Jasper, and Bing AI, etc.), it can generate text, translate languages, write creative content, and answer your questions in an informative way. 

With the right understanding and prompts, you can create a Google AI resume, write cover letters, answer application questions, research the company you're applying for, and so much more. 

In 2023, Google rebranded Bard "Google Gemini."

How to use Google Gemini for LinkedIn

Optimize your LinkedIn with Teal

Before you use Google Gemini for LinkedIn, it's important to find all of the gaps your profile. The Teal LinkedIn Profile Review tool is free. You only need to download the Teal Chrome Extension and navigate to your profile. Then, it'll offer personalized suggestions on specific sections to help you rank well in LinkedIn search results.

1. Gemini for a LinkedIn “About” Section

Your LinkedIn "About" section serves as a powerful tool to showcase your professional story and skills. Here’s how to do that with the Google AI chatbot.

  1. For the prompt, type "Write a LinkedIn "About" section using my resume." Or "Write a LinkedIn professional summary using my work experience and include my total years of experience, the keyword [keyword you want to use here], and keep it shorter than 150 words."
  2. Press "Shift" + "Enter" to create a new line. 
  3. Then copy the text from your resume into Gemini below the prompt.
  4. Copy and paste the responses into a separate area (the Work History section of the Teal AI Resume Builder is a great option). Then try a slightly different prompt to generate two more versions. (Remember to save Gemini's response each time!) 
  5. Finally, sort through the options, pull out the parts you like from each generated version, add your flair, and finalize a summary that best reflects you.

Once you’ve finished, paste the summary back into the "About" section of your LinkedIn profile.

Pro Tip: You can use a similar framework for writing your resume Professional Summary.

2. Google AI prompts for LinkedIn Experience

Your LinkedIn "Experience" section should highlight your metrics and impact in the roles you've held.

When it comes to learning how to write your LinkedIn "Experience" section, follow the process above, but for step one, try one of these prompts:

Write three resume achievements for [role] and include success metrics with [keywords you want to include]. Use my resume below as a reference. [Press "Shift" + "Enter," then copy and paste your resume under the prompt.]

Write four job achievement bullets for a [title] position that describes impact and uses metrics. Include at least two of these keywords: [keyword options].

Write three job achievements with metrics based on these job responsibilities. [Press "Shift" + "Enter," then copy and paste your job description under the prompt.]

3. Google Gemini for LinkedIn headlines

Having a strong headline means not only can other LinkedIn users (or your followers) search for you within the platform itself, but your profile can also be found through a larger search engine like Google Search, Microsoft Bing, or Yahoo.

So let's go over how you can use Gemini (or even ChatGPT) to create a stellar LinkedIn headline that grabs a world of attention in an exciting and captivating way.

  1. For the prompt, type: "Write a LinkedIn headline using my resume and keep it shorter than 220 characters." Or, "Write a LinkedIn headline in a conversational tone using my work experience and the keywords [keywords you want to use]. Keep it shorter than 220 characters."
  2. Press "Shift" + "Enter" to create a new line. 
  3. Copy the text from your resume Work Experience section into Gemini.
  4. Save your responses in a separate area (Teal is a great option), and then generate two more versions.
  5. Sort through the options, pull what you like from each generated version, and finalize a headline that reflects you best.

4. Google Gemini for LinkedIn posts

Having an active presence on LinkedIn can help you stand out as a candidate: The more feedback (likes and responses) your post gets, the more visible you are—a large reason there's so much emphasis on using social media platforms to grow your network and build your personal brand.

Similar to using tools like ChatGPT and Google Gemini for a cover letter or resume, you can use them to quickly generate ideas—helping you move the needle on every post.

Below are some basic prompts to generate quality ideas for LinkedIn content.

"What are some of the best strategies [role] can use to build a strong and effective tech team?"

"What effective content strategies are used in the [type of] industry to scale quickly? And why do they work?"

"How can company leaders in the [industry] encourage [type of] innovation and creativity within their organizations? Please list tangible ideas only."

"What are some ways to foster interest in creating a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the [type of] industry?"

"What are some common mistakes that leaders in the [type of] industry make when scaling their business?"

LinkedIn profile optimization with Teal

Once you've used some of the tips above, make sure your profile is optimized one final time. The Teal LinkedIn Profile Review tool is free. And you can run it as many times as you need to to help you create a better profile that helps you stand out for all the right reasons.

Sign up for Teal for free today to get started.

Head to the Teal Career Hub for more tips on optimizing your resume, cover letter, and other job application materials with Gemini and ChatGPT.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I optimize my LinkedIn profile for free?

To optimize your LinkedIn profile for free, focus on using relevant keywords in your headline, summary, and experience sections that align with your industry and jobs you want.

For a more guided approach (without toggling between platforms or programs), use Teal's LinkedIn Profile Review tool in the Teal Chrome Extension. It's free and offers personalized suggestions to improve your entire LinkedIn profile. Sign up for Teal for free today.

How do I optimize my LinkedIn profile with AI?

AI can be a powerful ally in optimizing your LinkedIn profile. Use an AI tool like Google Gemini to write engaging summaries, impactful experience, and better headlines that incorporate relevant keywords.

To streamline this process, Teal offers a free LinkedIn Profile Review tool that can analyze your profile and suggest improvements. Sign up for Teal for free to refine your profile for the better.

What is a free AI tool to write a LinkedIn summary?

Google Gemini, formerly known as Google Bard, is a free AI tool you can use to write a LinkedIn summary. Use it to generate a professional summary by inputting prompts based on your resume and work experience.

Kayte Grady

Kayte, Senior Copywriter at Teal and Champion of ADHD professionals, is a seasoned writer passionate about storytelling and career growth. With a data-driven approach to content marketing and a word-nerd knack for resume builder analysis, Kayte’s on a mission to empower job seekers to land a job they love. Constantly pivoting and reinventing herself, this social-worker-turned-marketer found growth and camaraderie in tech—a genuine surprise given her never-ending devotion to the paper calendar.

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