5 Tips to Improve Your LinkedIn

Whether you’re looking for a job, internship or just perusing for a new professional blog to follow, LinkedIn is the way to go. Making connections and keeping an up to date profile can help you find your future job. Navigating this platform with no prior experience can take some time to fully figure it out. Here are the top 5 tips you need for a standout LinkedIN profile.

1. Choose a professional head shot for your profile picture

That selfie of you at Disney World might be cute, but professionalism is key. Find a neutral color wall to snap the perfect headshot.

2. Have an attention-grabbing headline

Use this space to showcase the most important parts of your resume. If you’re in search of a new job, explain what career you’re looking for and why a company would benefit from giving you the job. Be sure to use more interesting details than “organized” or timely”.

3. Always be professional

LinkedIn is not the place to share memes or funny social media posts. Your profile should be as professional as a resume and showcase exactly what you bring to the table. It’s great to put links to prior works you have done and to make space for your phone number and email.

4. Make as many connections and impressions as possible

If you enjoyed a blog post on the site, be sure to share it. Employers will be able to see what you’re interested in and may notice that you’re serious about a particular field. Be sure to make connections with friends, family and past co-workers. You never know who will stumble across your profile!

5. Keep everything updated

Similar to a portfolio, you should highlight the important positions you’ve had. Past internships, jobs or achievements should always be on your profile. Don’t forget to log in regularly and make sure everything is up to par.

The job search is a tiring process, but LinkedIn has made it a bit easier. Following these tips and tricks can make your profile stand out and find the ideal job for you. It may take a while to find the job of your dreams, but don’t give up!

Raegan Ely

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