PREPARING TO WRITE YOUR PROFILE / CV
Use this guide to build a profile that quickly tells an impactful, professional story. Give viewers a glimpse into who you are and get them excited to learn more. Be strategic and choose one or two themes that strengthen your value and make you easy to remember.
Select a photo that represents you professionally. This helps humanize your profile and makes you more approachable.
Your profile is the front page of your story. The headline is a great way to show your value and passion in one quick line. Make the reader want to read more.
Think of your summary as your “elevator pitch.” It should tell people what they can expect from you, and describe what you do to someone who’s unfamiliar with your job. Highlight your strengths.
- Pictures & Videos
Use photos, videos, presentations, and other rich media to make your story jump off the page. This is also a great way to showcase your company & employer brands.
LinkedIn is not a job board, so your experience doesn’t have to read like a résumé. Simply summarize your experience in 2—3 concise sentences. Describe your major wins or projects for each position, and the value you brought to your team.
The Power of Linked In
- Add Photos
Member with a photo get up to: More connection request, Profile views and more message.
- Add Your Industry
Members with industry information receive more Profile views.
- Draft a Compelling Summary
Focus on career accomplishments and asprations.
- Detail your Work Experience
Member with up-to-date positions receive up to: More connection request, Profile views and more message.
- Add Examples of your Work
Give a dynamic, visually appealing representation of your professional story.
- Add Volunteer Experience
Member who add volunteer experience and causes get up more Profile views.
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