How to boost your LinkedIn profile in 5 min (for beginners)

 

With over 500 million users it is safe to say that LinkedIn is becoming an important tool when searching for a job becomes a full time job. If you are new to LinkedIn do not worry we have gathered 5 tips to help you boost your LinkedIn profile in 5 min.

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1) Add a professional photo

There is no secret that profiles with photos generate more views and search matches. According to a research done by LinkedIn, profiles with pictures are 14 times more likely to be viewed than those without.  So, make sure your profile picture is professional and clear.


2) Add a background photo

Being able to spice your LinkedIn profile with an added background photo will definitely help you personalize and brand your profile page even more.

Quick tip! It is advised to use an image (PNG, JPG, or GIF) with a resolution of 1400 x 425 pixels.  


3) Personalize your URL

A personalized URL looks more professional and is definitely easier to remember. When you create your LinkedIn profile it by default gives us an ugly URL , which is a combination of letters, numbers and backlashes which you can easily personalize for your personal brand.  

Quick tip! Normally your LinkedIn URL should resemble like this: linkedin.com/in/yourname.


4) Add a headline

Be creative, but make sure to add important keywords or phrases which you think represents you, your personality and your professional career.

Quick Tip! Hiring managers use these keywords to find and recruit people, use the headline to make them curious.


5) Fill all sections

Remember, the more you complete your profile, the better positioning will your profile have in search results. Make sure to fill all the sections when applicable and try to include details that makes your profile and personal brand strong.