Ten Top Tips for a better LinkedIn Profile

Here is an update to my popular Ten Top Tips for a better LinkedIn Profile in a new, interactive format updated for 2020.

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Contents of Top Ten Tips for a better LinkedIn Profile

✔ Tip 1: It's all about your 'About'

The 'about' section may be the only part of your profile that gets read. Make it count...

✔ Tip 2: Look good

Your LinkedIn Profile photo should not be an afterthought.

✔ Tip 3: Show me the benefits

Don't tell me you sell shoe polish. Tell me you'll save me 26% more, and make my shoes last 3 months longer.

✔ Tip 4: Talk to me

Use video or audio on your profile to tell your story and convince & convert

✔ Tip 5: Use recommendations effectively

You are biased. Other people saying you are good is more convincing than you saying it.

✔ Tip 6: Be human...

Don't tell me you are a results-focused professional. Tell me stories and use natural language...

✔ Tip 7: Tales of the Unexpected

Are you the dullest person in the world?

✔ Tip 8: Talk to Strangers

Ask peers or connections for feedback when, or before, you update your profile.

✔ Tip 9: Don't bury the lead

Get to the point with your headline, and don't just add your job title and employer name.

✔ Tip 10: Call to Action

Tell people what action you want them to take next. Or they won't take any action.

About David Petherick

Doctor David Petherick is In. David writes LinkedIn profiles for a living and offers online and in person 'surgery'. He makes your online presence visible, legible and credible. Follow David on Twitter at @petherick. Click mzs.es/free to book a free ten-minute call, zoom or skype with David today for confidential, impartial advice on how you can improve your LinkedIn Profile.