Detail: Confirm your LinkedIn profile is completely up-to-date. Be sure to include relevant quantifiable achievements and keywords to demonstrate your unique value and personal brand.
Be compelling: A summary that succinctly tells your story makes you more likely to turn up in a future employer's search.
Visual: Make your profile stand out by adding rich media (videos, slides etc). Just adding a profile photo could result in 14 times more profile views than someone without!
Volunteering: 42% of hiring managers surveyed by LinkedIn said they consider volunteer experience to be equivalent to formal work experience.
Skills: Remember to showcase your skills. Candidates who add skills to their LinkedIn profile get around 13 times more views.
Stay active: Get noticed by routinely publishing meaningful status updates and other strategic content on the site.
Groups: It's important to join and be active in groups. This looks good for potential employers or clients searching for you, you increase your ability to network with individuals outside your network, and your profile is 5 times more likely to be viewed.
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