LinkedIn is one of the largest professional networking websites. Posting the right information on your personal profile increases the quality of your networking.
6 Things You Should Always Share on Your LinkedIn Profile
1. An Accurate and Effective Summary of YOU
A well written summary is your opportunity to sell yourself and the services you can provide. The summary should be short and should highlight who you are as a professional.
2. Your Experience
List at least three of your most pertinent work experiences. This does not necessarily have to be your most current employment experience, but the ones that are most relevant.
3. Your Skills and Expertise
Don’t be afraid to include all of your skills. You are not bragging, rather just stating the ways that you are qualified to help serve others.
4. Your Contact information
Make sure that you include an office phone number and email at minimum.
5. A Professional Photo of You
A professional photo helps potential business contacts put a face to a name. it is also helpful to someone who just met you briefly at a networking event and wants to make sure that they are contacting the right person.
6. Groups and Associations
List all of your professional groups and associations and highlight your involvement with them.
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