One of the most frequent questions I get is how to optimize LinkedIn and have a profile that makes you stand out. In today’s market having online professional branding, presence could be the difference between you and the next candidate. With 95% of recruiters searching on LinkedIn you cannot afford not to have a presence and you want to put your best foot forward. Here are six key areas to customize and pay particular attention to. The time to update or create a profile is now. The economy will open up and you want to be ready when it does. Take this time during #saferathome to get yourself ready and put your best foot forward. 👩💻👨💻
Head-shot & Cover Photo: You must have one. Make it professional and if possible make sure you are looking at the camera. Upload a cover photo that reflects who you are as a professional.
Headline: This is prime real estate. Make sure that you optimize it with the best keywords.
About Section: Use it! Tell the story of your career and offer the reader an understanding of what makes you competitive.
Customize URL: Remove the odd numbers that LinkedIn generates. This should be just your name and if it’s common then include a middle initial or something that differentiates you such as DR, MBA, PA, etc.
Experience: Make sure it matches your resume and quantify your accomplishments.
Skills & Endorsements: Update this section with your top skills and ask for endorsements.
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