9 Tiny Tweaks That'll Make Your LinkedIn Profile Top-Notch
Ah, updating your LinkedIn profile: It’s always way more time-consuming than you think it’s going to be. Between filling out past job descriptions and coming up with the perfect summary, it takes a while to make a page that will stand out to employers and peers.
There’s some good news, though: Taking your profile from good to great doesn’t need to take quite as long. In fact, using the resources below to make a few small changes can completely transform your LinkedIn presence.
- Feeling kind of iffy about your profile picture? This guide will help you take a stellar one. (LinkedIn)
- While you’re at it, you should consider finally adding a cover photo to your profile. (Business Insider)
- Here’s how to seem professional in 60 seconds: Change your custom LinkedIn URL to your first and last name. (Forbes)
- Now’s the time to make that boring LinkedIn summary into a really interesting one.
- Didn’t really give the skills section much thought when you signed up for LinkedIn? Go back and fill in skills employers actually want to see. (Mashable)
- If you haven’t done so yet, add your volunteer work to your profile; it could actually be the thing that lands you the job! (Fortune)
- Writing an article from scratch might take time, but syndicating content you’ve written elsewhere can help expand your portfolio and influence. (Jeff Bullas)
- Take a couple minutes to create the perfect LinkedIn status update. (The Undercover Recruiter)
- Add media to your profile to make it easier (and prettier) to scroll through. (The Daily Muse)
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Lily is a writer, editor, and social media manager, as well as co-founder of The Prospect, the world’s largest student-run college access organization. In addition to her writing with The Muse, she also serves as an editor at HelloFlo and Her Campus. Recently, she was named one of Glamour’s Top 10 College Women for her work helping underserved youth get into college. You can follow Lily on Twitter.More from this Author