Start with your profile picture. Your profile picture is as important as your name. It feels weird when someone receives an invitation to connect from you and you have no profile picture. It feels even more absurd when they notice you already have over 100 connections. The question that comes to mind is: how did they know this person?
If you must get connections that matter on LinkedIn and that are out of your physical network, you must have a profile picture, not just any, but one that appears professional.
Title: When someone receives a request and it appears:
No one has the patience to go through your profile to find out what you do.
Equally, if you left the university 5 years ago, you cannot still have your title today as
Attended University of…
It is easy for someone who originally does not know you to ignore your request and move on.
Your summary: It is another important part; you must make sure you write a summary that focuses on the exact thing you will want people to know you for. It should actually be a summary and not your entire resume because you will have an opportunity to present your working experience right after that.
Working experience: your working experience, you want to make sure that when someone visits your profile they do not just see studied in or worked in and that is the end.
Take time to fill out your educational background and your working experience or volunteering experience; in case you have no working experience. Pay attention to details in all these parts as this is what represents you online to other professionals who do not know you…. Read More