Spending time to update my LinkedIn profile is some weird kind of hobby. I really like to spend time on it. My profile has had the all-star title for quite some time now, and I like to keep it that way! Do you want a professional LinkedIn profile that kills, too? Search no more and keep reading.

Update your title

LinkedIn is putting your current job and job title as the standard title under your name. This is what people get to see when they’re searching anything besides your name. If you’re not happy in your current job and secretly looking around for something else, I would recommend changing the underline to showcase your skills. In the past, my title was Front-end developer at …, now it says: ‘Freelance Front-end developer, WordPress specialist, Responsive web design and Accessibility expert’. You may show off your skills to stand out in the crowd! Don’t be shy.

Relevant experience

A job in a supermarket during college is not representative for your profile if it’s not the field you want to find work in. List experience that triggers a potential employer or client to connect with you. Don’t leave any gaps in the timeline, except if it is detrimental. LinkedIn give you the ability to add media or links to your experience. It will give the reader a nice overview of your abilities.

Your education

Just show your higher education. It’s best to add titles or degrees you received in your study years.

Volunteer experience

Do you give your free time back to the community? People like to see that! It shouldn’t stand in the way of a job, but a small amount of volunteering is a big plus.

Recommendations

Recommendations are key! Find some recommendations for every item on your profile. It can be for a job experience, but also for studies. So ask students or teachers to recommend you as well as colleagues.

Post, like and comment

Want to have a lot visitors on your profile? Be an active player on the LinkedIn timeline. Post related articles, like anniversaries or congratulate someone with their new job. The more messages and likes you leave behind, the more your profile will be visible in the LinkedIn feed.

Want more LinkedIn tips? Check out this post about networking. Keep rocking that professional LinkedIn profile of yours!

About The Author

Noraly van der Hulst is a passionate front-end developer. She owns a company called Frontrend and is a new mom. Her free time she likes to spend with her camera and ofcourse her family and friends as well.

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