For many, it will be their first impression of you—and you know what they say about first impressions.
Whether you’re looking to begin a career or you’re considering changing your work situation, most hiring managers will start by checking your LinkedIn profile.
“But I’m perfectly fine where I am in my career right now,” you might say.
That’s fine, but it doesn’t mean you should skimp on refining your profile.
Those who are satisfied in their current professional position and haven’t had a recent promotion might not be keeping their LinkedIn profiles as up to date as they should. According to LinkedIn, 70 percent of employees are passive job seekers, and of those candidates, 87 percent would be open to a new professional endeavor.
With that in mind, it would be wise to freshen up your profile.
The platform is not only for networking, either. It has also become a great source for generating sales leads and distributing content.
Regardless of your career aspirations, it’s important to keep your LinkedIn profile polished.