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. Use your headline to give a quick overview of your experience and the type of job you would like. Instead of ‘unemployed’, consider ‘Experienced Landscaping Project Manager 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 you would like.
Consider adding more information to you your experience section, such as your duties in your previous positions. Employers looking to fill positions in your industry often search for candidates using keywords that your profile currently lacks.
Another way to make sure your profile has relevant keywords is by using your skills section. LinkedIn allows space for up to 50 skills to be added to your profile. Your current profile does not have any skills listed. Adding relevant skills will give your profile visitors a better understanding of your background.
You currently have 21 connections. Adding connections, including friends, family and former coworkers will increase your chances of your profile being viewed by companies that would be interested in hiring you.
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