LinkedIn Profile Writing

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Can your LinkedIn Profile use a little “sprucing up?” Let The Creative Edge help you improve your professional image.

Your LinkedIn Profile is not a duplication of your résumé. It’s strategic writing summarizing your professional background, special skills and unique personality! Space is limited – every word counts!

 

Follow this checklist and ask yourself the following questions about your LinkedIn Profile:

  • Is the headline creative? Does it make a great first impression?
  • Is the photo professional looking?
  • Does the summary capture the reader’s attention quickly? 
    The summary section is an area when you can “Brag a bit,” and “Toot your own horn.”
  • Does your experience highlight proud accomplishments and successes?
  • Are bullets used to showcase a bit of creativity?
  • Are professional keywords sprinkled in?
  • Are your skills relevant and up-to-date?
  • Do you have several recommendations?
  • Have you completed any special projects?
  • Are relevant honors, awards, languages, courses, patents or publications mentioned?
  • Do you have any relevant volunteer experience?
  • Do you have a website, phone number or email address to share?
  • Is it written in first person highlighting your unique personality?
  • Is it interesting? Does it capture the reader’s attention or put them to sleep?
  • Last but not least  are there any spelling or grammatical errors?

In this competitive job market, employers and hiring managers expect successful candidates to have a well-written LinkedIn Profile.

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