Hope everyone’s doing well!
Back to uni this week, exciting times! Being in the final year of my course, I thought I’d share some tips on how to build a great LinkedIn profile, or as I like to call it ‘your virtual CV’.
LinkedIn is an amazing platform for recent graduates, current students and professionals where you are able to create a worldwide network that will open up the door for multiple job opportunities and can be the stepping stone to building your career.
So, here are a few tips on building your LinkedIn profile.
- Clear, professional profile picture with a massive smile! 🙂
- Impressive background photo that will make your profile stand out.
- Title: student, aspiring events manager (or whatever you would like to be in the future). Spice it up, add some keywords which describe you and your potential!
- Your bio: keep it short and simple. Talk about your previous experiences, current occupation and aspirations!
- Featured: be active on LinkedIn and add some of your favourite posts to the featured section which will give the person looking at your profile a flavour of what you really stand for!
- Experiences: extensive list with a brief description of your role and responsibilities.
- Skills and endorsements: list all of your best skills and endorse people from your network for their skills and they will return the favour! It will make your profile get much more credibility.
- Volunteering experience: show it off! It’s great to give your time to a cause you are passionate about and a lot of employers will appreciate that.
- Recommendations: get your peers and previous/current employers to give you a recommendation. Return the favour as well! This will also help you build more credibility on your profile.
- Build your network: the bigger the network, the more legit your profile will look!
These are my top 10 tips to build your LinkedIn profile. Hopefully you will use some of these and feel free to have a look at my profile on the below to get an idea of how I used the above tips. 🙂
For any questions, feel free to reach out in the comments section, more than happy to help!
Thanks for reading!