Top 10 LinkedIn Profile Tips
Are you ready to elevate your career to the next level, find that next best opportunity or connect with your ideal client? Then you need to be on LinkedIn with an optimized profile that can’t be missed! A LinkedIn profile helps to establish your professional brand and showcase your core qualifications. To make sure your profile appeals to hiring managers or potential clients, review our Top 10 LinkedIn Profile Tips below or download the LinkedIn Tip poster for reference.
Your Personal URL: Customize your URL and remove the extra numbers and dashes. It is free, and it only takes a few moments. Go to View Profile > Edit Public Profile & URL > Click the pen icon.
Photo & Cover Photo: Having a professional profile & cover photo is a must! Plus, profiles with photos receive more views. Cover photos should be related to your industry or brand. It’s all about first impressions!
Headline: Personalize your headline with phrases that sell your abilities. Feel free to use eye-catching yet appropriate symbols to help your headline standout.
Summary: Does your summary sound inviting to hiring managers or potential clients? Remember, it’s social media so talk to your audience and eliminate the third person bio. Include keywords/areas of expertise and maximize the space to increase your visibility on the network.
Experience Section: Briefly explain what your duties were and note a few major achievements for each employer. LinkedIn requires dates for entries and you have the option of listing years only.
Education: If you graduated more than 3 years ago, you do not have to list the graduation dates. At this point, it’s more important that you have the degree, not when you got it.
Skills & Endorsements Section: Maximize this section. List your core qualifications, expertise and advance computer technologies. For example, Microsoft Office is not necessary to add. Endorse your connections and engage!
Recommendations: Ask & Give! Giving some shows your writing skills and collaboration. Plus, when you give…you will receive! Be a giver, not a taker!
Add Accomplishments: You should populate all the accomplishment sections where your experience permits, and continuously update these areas as you grow in your career.
Aim to have a 100% All-Star Profile!: Engage with your audience by commenting on posts, write articles, share videos/posts and join groups!