The review is written by our best linkedin profile writers and primary based on LinkedIn’s All Star level of completion. A complete profile helps you be found by your future employers or clients. To reach All-Star status, the best linkedin profile should include:
- Your industry and location
- An up-to-date current position (with a description)
- Two past positions
- Your education
- Your skills (minimum of 3)
- A profile photo
- At least 50 connections
Your profile picture and headline are two of the most important and most viewed elements of your profile. Having a profile picture makes your profile more likely to be viewed by recruiters and future employers. Instead of ‘unemployed’, use your headline to give a quick summary of your background and the type of position you are seeking. One example of this could include ‘Experienced Analyst and Software Engineer Seeking Position’.
Adding a summary section to your profile would allow you to give an overview of your experience and explain more about types of positions that interest you. You could also attach your resume to this section to provide your full background to interested future employers.
LinkedIn allows space for up to 50 skills to be listed in your skills section. Make sure that the skills listed on your profile are related to your background and abilities. Skills most related to the types of positions you are seeking should be at the top of the list.
Consider removing the sentence before ‘because of my broad background’ in your ‘Advice for Contacting Jim’ section. This section should maintain the same professionalism displayed in the other parts of your profile.
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