Four LinkedIn profile updates to make today

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LinkedIn is a tool used to build professional relationships so it is important it is updated to reflect the current version of you.

Here are 4 tips on how to pimp your LinkedIn profile:

Refresh your profile photo

It’s important to update your profile photo, ensure it is taken facing forward with a professional backdrop and a smile. 

Revise your summary

Your summary is an opportunity to tell your story and introduce yourself to prospective profile viewers. Ensure you include any new achievements and career aspirations as to what types of roles you may be seeking to move into.

Add supporting media and documents

Review any documents such as presentations, whitepapers and images of your work that can support your profile. This will boost your visual portfolio and support your written profile. Always ensure you have permission to share your work publicly, especially if there is commercially sensitive information included within it.  

Update your current experience & record achievements

Your LinkedIn profile is your online resume, so even if you are not looking to change roles it is important to update your current experience with any new achievements. Also reflect on any charity or volunteering work you may have done which can be added to your profile. Ensure that your education is up to date by adding your school, college or university from the LinkedIn list this will open up opportunities for alumni networking.

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