Your LinkedIn profile says a lot about you as a professional.
After receiving your résumé, potential employers will probably make the networking site their first stop for examining your qualifications and achievements.
Your LinkedIn presence could elevate you as a prime candidate—or land you on the reject pile.
Feeling the sudden urge to click away and clean up your profile? Gwen Moran offers guidance in her piece for Fast Company, “These 8 mistakes on your LinkedIn profile are killing your job search.”
Here are a few takeaways:
1. Make the most out of your headline, but don’t be misleading.
This should be a cut-to-the-chase summary of your professional acumen. Employers should get a clear sense of your current and past positions without piecing together vague descriptions. Don’t sell yourself short, though.