How to be an All-Star With Your LinkedIn Profile

Building your LinkedIn Profile to be the best professional representation of you is just the first step in taking your career to the next level. While that may sound like a lot of work, updating your profile shouldn’t feel like a chore.

All-Star status is a thing. You’ll notice that on both our desktop and mobile experiences, we’ve added a profile completion meter to help show you how your profile stacks up, with quick tips on how to improve your profile in minutes. The more complete it is, the more you’ll stand out.

Here are some All-Star must-haves:

  • Your photo. Did you know having a profile photo can get you 21x more profile views and 9x more connection requests? Tip: use our photo editing tools and filters to make just about any existing photo into a work appropriate one. With the right editing, even a selfie could fit the bill.

  • Your current position. Tell us what you do. Adding a current position can lead to 8X more profile views. If you’re not yet employed, not to worry —  adding in your education will get you 17x more messages from recruiters.

  • Your industry. Adding which industry you work in can unlock up to 9x more profile views and surface news and information that will help you stay informed and up to date when you come to LinkedIn.

Want extra credit? Ok, there’s no such thing on LinkedIn, but adding your location, top skills or a summary may help you be found for more opportunities. The best part is that you can do any of this from the comfort of your phone — in between meetings, waiting for your doctor’s appointment, really anywhere. We even offer summary suggestions to help get you started in our mobile app.

Your LinkedIn profile should tell your professional story and it should be working for you to find new professional opportunities whether you’re looking for them or not. 

SOURCE: LinkedIn Blog