If you’ve been neglecting your LinkedIn profile but you’re ready to get it in shape, there’s good reason to do so.
Studies show your profile is nine times more likely to be viewed with a photo and seven times more likely to be viewed with past experience completed.
Other ways to improve your profile are to customize your profile page URL to improve your “searchability,” to increase the number of connections you have to at least 50, to complete the skills section on your page and to obtain recommendations for each of your past jobs.
The number of times you appear in searches is determined by whether your page is 100-percent complete and the number of recommendations you have, so try to get your profile in shape! Whether your are in business for yourself, seeking to network professionally or looking for a job, LinkedIn is the No. 1 social media professional network.
LinkedIn is for power networkers. Everyone who comes to LinkedIn is there for business, and studies show that users tend to be older, more well educated and wealthier than users of other social media. More than 80 percent of LinkedIn users are decision makers in their areas of business in their organizations. LinkedIn is the number one social media site for job recruiters — 50 percent of Fortune 100 companies use it for recruitment — and its powerful search engine is useful for finding business connections in specific industries by job title and by ZIP code.
- 7 Effective Tips to Turn Your LinkedIn Profile into a Social Media Battle Winner (socialmaximizer.com)
- LinkedIn profile: How to make most out of it? (shoutmeloud.com)
- Looking for a New Job? Update your LinkedIn Profile Secretly (labnol.org)