If potential employers were to look at your LinkedIn profile, would they be impressed? It’s time to tweak your profile to get the right attention!
Your LinkedIn profile says a lot about you professionally. And if your profile has the right content, you might just have potential employers sending InMail messages to you without having to approach anyone at all!
Here are 6 simple ways you can enhance your LinkedIn profile:
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1) Profile Picture
LinkedIn profiles with photos get 14x more views. Use a profile picture that represents your industry. Think white coats for doctors and suits for executives.
2) Professional Headline
The maximum is 120 characters so use this portion to highlight the skills or position that you want to be known for.
Avoid clichés that make recruiters skip this portion. Make sure to show off your personality in this section.
4) Add Skills
Add the skills that recruiters are looking for and ask colleagues to endorse you for those skills. The more endorsements you have for a particular skill, the higher your chances of showing up on search results for that skill.
5) Use a vanity URL
The default URL that LinkedIn generates for your profile should be changed to something easier to remember, like your name.
Remember, LinkedIn is your online resume so make sure your work history is as comprehensive as it can be
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Stay away from these overused cliches on LinkedIn profiles
- Track Record
- Extensive Experience