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. As LinkedIn as a professional social network, your profile picture should reflect the professional that you are. Instead of ‘unemployed at N/A’, consider updating your headline to give a short overview of your background relevant to the type of position you are seeking. One example includes ‘Navy Veteran Seeking Automotive Technician Position’.
Use your summary section to give an overview of your career and the types of positions that interest you. Consider attaching your resume here as well and allow recruiters and future employers to review your full background as they view your profile.
The ‘play with my grandkids’ information under ‘unemployed’ may need to be reviewed as it does not reflect you as a professional.
Consider asking close colleagues for recommendations that you can add to your profile. This will can help give further insight into your character and abilities.
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