If I say that your LinkedIn profile actually tells who you are, it’s not wrong at all. In today’s world of connections the importance of LinkedIn is immense. In fact, it is a way to discover yourself and let a broader range of audience know about you. But, for this, you will also have to make sure that your LinkedIn account stands out in the crowd. Now, the question arises how will you make your LinkedIn account stand out such that you get noticed by the recruiters and get the opportunities. Following are some of the tips that you must keep in your mind to make your LinkedIn profile stand out:-
1.You should always use a professional picture of yours:
The first and foremost thing that one should keep in mind is that the profile picture is the first thing that the recruiters will notice so make sure that you use a professional photo.
2.You should customize your headline:
You should keep updating your latest position in the headline. Now, while writing this, make sure that you keep it interesting so that it catches the recruiter’s attention at once. Bring focus to what contributions you have made, your journey, and the skills you possess.
3. You should keep updating your intro regularly
You should update your introduction part time to time and also be sure to write a strong summary since this is the first section that people will see. Use this to make a good impression of yours, by telling about your skills. These look like small changes but surely would bring a great change.
4. You can request endorsements:
You can request for endorsements from the people you have worked with. This will make your profile all the more real and also help the recruiters know how you work in a team.
5. You should make your summary shine:
In LinkedIn, you can highlight your accomplishments. And while you are creating your summary, you should keep a few things in mind:
(i)Don’t add a lot of buzzwords.
(ii)Do not write anything unprofessional.
6. You should not be afraid to get a little personal:
You can share some of the things that you like to do in your free time or you are even passionate about. If you have volunteered anywhere, you should add these to your LinkedIn profile. There are particular sections in it. To add such things go to your profile section and then select Volunteer experience from the dropdown list.
7. You should highlight your writing skills:
LinkedIn gives you an opportunity to write about your industry and what you actually do. With this, you can also link your blogs to your LinkedIn profile and showcase your writing skills.
8. You should join groups:
Now, if you are active on LinkedIn, you make your profile available for a greater audience. Also one of the best ways to find people who think like you, is to join groups. This will allow you to the extend your connections in your industry.
Now, at the top of your profile page, there is an icon called Work. Go and click on the arrow and then select Groups. Then, you can see groups suggested for you based on your LinkedIn profile. And once you find a group that you would like to join, you can click on the “Ask to join” button.
9. You should always be welcoming and enthusiastic:
Now, it is important to be nice to others. Your excitement will bring more connections. By keeping your LinkedIn profile up to date, you will gain a chance to attract more people to your account.
At last, I would like to say that your profile is all about you, your skills, your accomplishments, your experiences, and many more. So follow the above tips and also stay true to yourself so that you end up getting a good ending. So, what are you waiting for? Go and start working on your LinkedIn profile to make it stand out among the crowd.
All the best!