Here is an update to my popular Ten Worst LinkedIn Profile Mistakes in a new, interactive format updated for 2020.
Free to access without any downloads, looks great on mobile devices, and includes the acclaimed LinkedIn 5 a Day Diet as an additional bonus.
Read and enjoy in full: https://doctorlinkedin.turtl.co/story/worst-linkedin-profile-mistakes/
Contents of Ten Worst LinkedIn Profile Mistakes
✘ Mistake 1: Poor Headline
Your headline is your digital calling card. It has a lot of work to do. Don't just add your job title and employer name. Make it count...
✘ Mistake 2: Poor photo
Your LinkedIn Profile photo should not be an afterthought. Look professional from the start.
✘ Mistake 3: No 'about' section
It's the equivalent of staying silent than walking away when asked to talk about yourself. Fix this.
✘ Mistake 4: Lazy language
Oh no, not another 'results-driven professional with excellent customer-facing skills'!
✘ Mistake 5: Sketchy Career History
Fill in the blanks, and remember to include some tangible accomplishments.
✘ Mistake 6: No skills...
If you don't show off your skills, recruiters searching for those skills won't find you. And if your top skills don't align with your current role, then there's a problem.
✘ Mistake 7: No recommendations
If nobody can vouch for you, it's just one voice shouting. Other people talking about you deliver serious credibility.
✘ Mistake 8: No activity on LinkedIn
Show up, and say something. If you're never there for others on LinkedIn, they'll never be there for you.
✘ Mistake 9: My duties included...
If you just list the duties you perform, you sound like a servant. What have you done to move the needle?
✘ Tip 10: Lack of focus
What is your core expertise? Even if you have several roles, what's the key one you want people to remember?
- Explore all of these classic LinkedIn mistakes with detailed explanations of how to avoid making them at https://doctorlinkedin.turtl.co/story/worst-linkedin-profile-mistakes/