How you present yourself to an employer is absolutely vital. With things becoming increasingly focused online (including how people look for employment), how you present yourself in online applications and resume websites like LinkedIn is more important than ever.
So, we have some handy tips for you on how to maintain your LinkedIn profile!
Fill out the entire profile
There are a lot of questions that come up when creating your LinkedIn account. Take the time to complete every step. Put down your education, every job you’ve had, your volunteer work and any content you’ve created. LinkedIn is like an online resume, so take the time you would with your physical resume. It will be worth it.
Let the questions be a guide
There may be a few blank spaces on your LinkedIn profile. If you’re like me, those blanks fall under the “volunteer” and “languages”categories. Maybe take this as a sign to fill up those categories, as it being on your LinkedIn profile means that employers are probably looking for it. Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth!
Consistency is key
Use the same formatting for your entire profile. If you start writing your profile in third-person, stick with it. Don’t start using first-person spontaneously. Having your profile uniform is the way to go.
Keep it short and sweet
Don’t ramble. Nobody likes reading three paragraphs about something that could have efficiently communicated in one. It’s a general rule of life. By any means, paint a picture, but we don’t need the entire works of Shakespeare on there.
Don’t be afraid to share your profile
Whether it be connecting your profile to your Twitter or Facebook page, getting your LinkedIn profile out there increases your opportunity of a potential employer finding your profile and offering you a job. So, what are you waiting for?
The digital world has meant that even looking for a job has become a digital task, so why not do everything you can to ensure you have a foot in the race?