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)