[Infographic] 6 Easy Hacks to Make Your LinkedIn Profile Stand Out

Jehanne Teo

Jehanne Teo

Last updated 10 September, 2015
<span id="hs_cos_wrapper_name" class="hs_cos_wrapper hs_cos_wrapper_meta_field hs_cos_wrapper_type_text" style="" data-hs-cos-general-type="meta_field" data-hs-cos-type="text" >[Infographic] 6 Easy Hacks to Make Your LinkedIn Profile Stand Out</span>

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:

6 Easy Hacks to Make Your LinkedIn Profile Stand Out

Related Article: Getting a Job? Here’s What You Need to Negotiate beside Your Salary

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.

3) Summary

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.

6) Completeness

Remember, LinkedIn is your online resume so make sure your work history is as comprehensive as it can be

10 Buzzwords to Avoid Using On Your LinkedIn Profile

Stay away from these overused cliches on LinkedIn profiles

  • Strategic
  • Organisational
  • Motivated
  • Driven
  • Passionate
  • Track Record
  • Responsible
  • Extensive Experience
  • Dynamic
  • Creative

You Might Also Want to Read:

5 Money-Saving Methods That Don’t Work

4 Reasons Saving Won’t Make You Rich


Starting out as a lifestyle writer, Jehanne currently writes for SingSaver.com.sg about saving money in everyday situations.


Use a personal loan to consolidate your outstanding debt at a lower interest rate!

Sign up for our newsletter for financial tips, tricks and exclusive information that can be personalised to your preferences!