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 increases the possibility of your profile being viewed by a recruiter or future employer. Instead of saying ‘unemployed at college student’ in your headline, consider updating it to say ‘Radiology Tech Student a Weber State University’. This will give visitors to your profile a better understanding of who you are.
In your summary section, you give an overview of your background. Make sure that the information listed here is also reflected in the appropriate profile sections, including volunteering, education and skills. Although you have mentioned your CNA in your summary, it is not reflected in your education section.
LinkedIn allows you to have up to 50 skills in the skills section of your resume. Your skills should reflect your background and give a better understanding of your abilities. Instead of listing ‘computers’, list the specific hardware or software applications that you are familiar with, such as Microsoft Windows or Word.
Review your profile for spelling and formatting issues. Your profile currently lists that you will be starting at Itineris Early College High School in May 2014 yet your summary says you are currently in college. In your honor and awards section, your perfect attendance award is described as “I was present in ever class on time”.
You currently have 8 connections. Adding connections, including friends, family, fellow volunteers and classmates will increase your chances of your profile being viewed by companies that would be interested in hiring you.
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