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Breaking Down the Anatomy of a Successful LinkedIn Profile

BREAKING DOWN THE ANATOMY OF A SUCCESSFUL H LINKEDIN PROFILE MAKE YOUR PROFILE EYE-CATCHING MAKE YOUR URL UNIQUE - Your default profile URL isn't user-friendly - Customize it with your full professional name - 29-character maximum 2 CRAFT YOUR HEADLINE By default, Linkedln uses your current job title Use keywords - Make sure it describes what you do - 120-character limit INCLUDE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION - Include your personal email address - Information that's visible to your connections: - Email - Phone - Information that's visible to your network (1st, 2nd, 3rd degree connections, and those you share groups with): - Twitter - Websites 1 IM - Address PUT YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD YOUR SUMMARY It's widely debated, but most experts agree you should write in the first person, not third person Use it to share your Unique Selling Proposition - Who you are - What you are looking for - What you can do for them - 2,000-character limit YOUR EXPERIENCE 3: average number of jobs professionals worldwide think looks good on a profile Focus on sharing quantifiable accomplishments Build a visual profile by uploading Ask for and give recommendations from your coworkers presentations, photos, videos, links, PDFS, and other media from your career YOUR SKILLS List your skills to get an average of 13 times more profile views There are more than 45,000 skills to choose from 8 out of the 10 skills that have seen the greatest jump in popularity over the past year are non-technical Almost 50% are healthcare related Your connections can endorse your skills STAY TOP-OF-MIND WITH GREAT PHOTOS MO - Profile heat-maps show that your photo is the first thing people see Recruiters spend 19% of the total time they spend on your profile looking at your picture A profile with a photo is 11 times more likely to be viewed Make sure the image is Wear sunglasses 100% high-quality Look inviting and happy Have other people in the photo in your photo Use a photo that's professional Use a photo that's not you Your background photo helps you customize your digital profile Resolution: 1400 x 425 pixels 1400px 425px Files: JPG, PNG, or GIF file under 8MG in size Make sure to pick an appropriate photo to help market yourself WEAR YOUR HEART ON YOUR SLEEVE Over 10 million people have the volunteer section filled out 8% are baby boomers and senior leaders 21% are generation X and mid-career professionals 71% are millennials 4 million people put on their profile that they're interested in volunteering STAY HEAD AND SHOULDERS ABOVE YOUR PEERS WITH GREAT CONTENT 3,000,000 66 99 230 million users are posting over Over 3 million posts have been 130 thousand posts per week published to date 66 99 Share your perspective about what's going on in your field Weigh in on a recent industry development Show off your skills as a writer Grow your network and career with your profile on LinkedIn. By keeping your profile filled out and up to date, you're giving your professional life a leg up and making it even easier to manage. businessinsider Brought to you by: In partnership with: AKĶEN Cloud06 Staffing. Recruiting. Success GHERGICH&Co. INOd og

Breaking Down the Anatomy of a Successful LinkedIn Profile

shared by Ghergich on Jan 08
What makes a successful LinkedIn profile? We have analyzed the anatomy of a successful LinkedIn profile page to find out. Follow this guide on how to maximize your presence on LinkedIn by updating you...


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