When was the last time you evaluated your LinkedIn profile? You don’t need to do a full analysis, just a quick check up to see if all of the important information is there. If you have 10 minutes to spare then you’ve got time for a LinkedIn profile makeover.
- Update your profile photo – Is it time to update your profile photo? Careerealism recommends using a head shot that zooms in on your face so that viewers are able to recognize you if they met you in person.
- Infuse your title with keywords – The title/tagline block is where LinkedIn draws keywords from when ranking profiles in searches. You have 120 characters to clarify your skills, credentials or career goals.
- Warm up your Summary – Many profiles are written in the third person, but first person language is warmer and carries more of your personality.
- Add to your Skills & Expertise section – LinkedIn allows you to list up to 50 skills and areas of expertise on your profile so take advantage.
LinkedIn is important to career management these days so take a few minutes to freshen your LinkedIn profile. You can see more tips on updating your profile here.