How to Quickly Update Your LinkedIn Profile

At the beginning of the year, I asked people if they had any digital organization projects they’ve been putting off. Even the most productive people have something on their lists. A few people told me they really should update their LinkedIn profile. It’s a task they know they should do, but who has the time?

If you’re in a hurry to give your LinkedIn profile the once-over, there are five areas where you should focus your attention:

  1. Headline
  2. Photo
  3. Skills & Experience
  4. Location
  5. "Open to Recruiters" status

Updating these areas will give you the most bang for your buck, in terms of time. Below is a little more information explaining why these have high value and how you can make the most of them.

1. Write a Headline That Sells You

Your LinkedIn headline is the short statement that appears below your name. That headline is to a recruiter’s search what an online headline is to SEO. The headline needs to say what you do or what you want to do. And it should hit those points using keywords.

Let’s say you currently work as an editorial assistant at Jolly Magazine, but you have prior experience as an editor and writer. You want your career to move toward more writing and editing. Your headline should use the words "writer" and "editor."

Source - Read More at: www.pcmag.com

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