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Creating a Powerful LinkedIn Profile
January 17, 2017

Looking to take that next step in your career and hoping to get noticed? Chances are your next employer is checking out your online profile whether you know it or not. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when you create your LinkedIn profile.

  1. Select an appropriate picture and headline

Use a professional picture of yourself. LinkedIn is a professional networking site. Your photo should reflect the site. Your headline is one of the most important fields in the entire profile. Look at the headlines of others who work in similar industries to get some ideas. Your LinkedIn headline should reflect what you want people to know you for. The headline should be less about your current job title and more about the skills you possess.

  1. Complete as much of your profile as possible

This will make sure you are seen! Users with complete profiles are 40 times more likely to receive opportunities through LinkedIn. What makes your profile complete? Take a look at the LinkedIn Profile Completeness page. A more complete profile will also help you rank higher in Google searches. Go ahead, try Googling your name.

  1. See who’s viewing your LinkedIn profile

Want to see who’s been looking at your profile? You won’t be able to if you’re searching LinkedIn in Private Mode to remain anonymous so people can’t tell when you’ve viewed their page. To see your most recent viewers or to make sure someone can’t tell when you’re looking at their profile, follow these steps.

These tips are just a sample of how to make your LinkedIn profile work for you. If you’re interested in learning more about our upcoming Creating Your LinkedIn Profile course or any other computer training courses, visit the computer section of our catalog and call 405.377.3333 to register.







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