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Starting a LinkedIn profile made Simple!

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1. Your profile picture and background picture are your first impression

Use a high-quality, professional head shot. However, be sure that this picture shows who you are. 

Choose a high-quality background picture that conveys something meaningful about you, and your business.

2. Write a stand out headline and summary.

In your headline, describe what you do in under 120 characters. Be original, creative and clear. That will make you easier to find when people are searching for professionals in your field.

Keep your summary brief and interesting. Revise it regularly to make sure it’s accurate and timely.

The summary section allows you to add images, videos, documents and links, so add relevant pieces that show your best work.

Here are some questions to ask yourself:

Who am I at work?

What are the core features and values of my personality?

What unique perspectives and experience do I bring to my field?

3. Your resume.

Don’t list all your previous jobs, choose the ones that relate to your current position. Focus on the work experiences that paint your professional experience in a positive light.

4. Add your skills.

Add whatever skills, certification or abilities you have, and ask your friends and colleagues to endorse you. It’s better to list less skills and get endorsements on those than to list a wide array of unendorsed skills.

6. Are you certified?

Do you have any relevant certifications? Did you graduate from a course or receive any online training? Did you win any awards? Post them all!

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