How to optimize your own LinkedIn profile

Almost anyone who wants to work with you, as well as current colleagues, will want to know more about you by visiting your LinkedIn page at any given time. LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network with over 250 million members. It’s a great resource for job seekers, employers, employees, and business owners. So, it’s important to think about your LinkedIn profile and make sure that you have a well-organized and neatly written page.

Like any other online tool or system, the main goal is to have a profile that seems to stand out from you and look distinguished among so many other profiles. Here are some of the tips that can help you create a good, attention-grabbing LinkedIn Page.

How to optimize your LinkedIn profile

Choose your photo

First of all, it is really important to choose a professional image. Selfies are not appropriate. It is important to be professional and to make a good first impression. Try to select a color image in which you are wearing business clothes. You want to take a photo of your face, not your whole body, as it’s hard to see your face clearly. A smiling image is also a plus because it will make you appear more accessible to visitors to your profile. In addition, a smile shows that you are a positive and pleasant person. Smiling makes you feel like the type of coworker everyone wants to work with.

complete your profile

Having a complete profile makes you appear more professional and engaged in your job search. You can see your progress on the right side of your profile page as a percentage, which tells you how complete your page is. Your profile will look better when it is 100% complete.

By following the suggested steps at the top of the LinkedIn page, you can ensure that your profile is ready to be viewed. You will need to add your education, practical experience, language skills, volunteering experiences, interests, certificates and other relevant information to complete your profile.

How to optimize your LinkedIn profile

One of the first things someone will see through your profile is your primary address. Make sure all text is professionally written and lets people quickly know what you are doing and what you would like to do in the future (especially if you are a recent college graduate).

It is strongly recommended that you use keywords in your title as this will improve your “search” profile. Look at the first line of your LinkedIn page as a quick and concise statement of what you’re doing, something like a teaser that will grab the interest of readers and hopefully motivate them to browse your entire profile.

Recommendations are your friend

Write recommendations for other people, such as former employees or colleagues, so that others can do the same for you. Recommendations help you create a positive image of yourself as a businessman. We all know how important it is to have a good, reliable reference when trying to grow your career.