More than 830 million people worldwide use LinkedIn. It’s no secret that the substantial increase in remote work since the pandemic necessitates a unique and professional online presence. Whether you are fresh on the job market looking for an entry-level job or a seasoned pro looking to level up your online presence, these five tips to make your LinkedIn profile stand out are for you!
- Select a Great Profile Pic
According to LinkedIn, profiles with photos get 21x more views and 36x more messages than those that don’t. Make the investment in a professional headshot to set yourself apart from the competition.
- Draft a Strong Headline & About Section
Think of your LinkedIn Headline as a billboard advertising YOU as a professional. Include your job title, your specialty, and precisely how you have benefited your employers and/or clients. The About section is your Headline, expanded. This is where you get to add the details of your success to back up your highlights in the headline.
- List Your Strongest Skills
The LinkedIn Skills section in your profile allows you to add fifty skills and select three as your “Top Skills”. This is where you can really lean into your industry-specific experience. The more specific your skills are, the more eye-catching your profile will be. So, instead of listing “Videography”, try “Event Videography” or “Sports Videography”, depending on your field.
- Request Recommendations & Skill Endorsements
By reaching out to anyone you’ve crossed professional paths with for endorsements (former employers, coworkers, clients, etc…), you can demonstrate the value of your work and professionalism to future employers.
- Be Active!
By posting on LinkedIn just three times per week, you begin to fully take advantage of the world’s largest professional network. You can also join groups that line up with your industry-specific experience. This will help connect you to like-minded professionals in your field.
Bonus Tip! Customize Your Profile URL
Your default LinkedIn URL is your name followed by a random sequence of letters and numbers. By locating the link “Edit Public Profile & URL” at the top right of your profile page, you can clean up the URL to make it look nice, neat, and attractive.
By taking advantage of these simple tips and tricks, you are already well on your way to becoming a LinkedIn pro! Get in touch with NTG Staffing today for more tips during your job search.