LinkedIn is the social media underdog — you should never underestimate it. Granted, the business-oriented tool is a lot more complicated than the other social networks we’re more familiar with. But here’s the catch: a well-crafted LinkedIn Profile pays in the long run.
1. Get Your Photo Judged (Literally) On Photo Feeler
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Every social media user needs a clickbait profile photo, but the problem is we aren’t sure of how likeable or influential we look based on our picture. Thankfully, this is where Photo Feeler comes in. It’s a relatively new website where users upload their photos and receive “unbiased feedback” from the community. It runs on a credit system (translation: it’s free) and uses real people to assess the pictures. Here are some pro tips: tread lightly and don’t feel bad if your photo bombs. It happens.
2. Come Up With A Kickass Summary
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It’s really not that hard to create a killer LinkedIn summary. Take it from Bryan Mills — yeah, it’s that dude from the Taken franchise. When crafting your LinkedIn profile, make sure that it’s written in active voice and free of spelling errors. Be passionate, memorable and show that you’re ready to take the world by storm. Most importantly, keep it short and sweet. Not everyone has a long attention span, after all.
3. Brainstorm A Catchy Headline
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Forbes recommends using powerful adjectives and creativity when it comes to brainstorming a LinkedIn headline. Here’s a great example: “Copywriter who knows how to craft web content that goes viral. Oh, and you’ll never beat me at Scrabble.” Read it again. It’s genius, isn’t it? With that point in mind, don’t be too afraid to come out of your shell! Unleash your creative juices and you’ll see a notable surge in your connections very soon.
Trust your gut. Keep your network alive and update your LinkedIn profile every two months. And if you’re on the hunt for a new job, consider registering an account at Glints! With these two tools, you’ll find your dream job in no time. Now you know how to build an impressive LinkedIn Profile. Have you cleaned up your social media?