Making a great impression at your next interview starts well before the interview is even secured. From the moment your future employer is checking your LinkedIn profile, you’re making an impression. So, it’s important that you make your LinkedIn profile professional, up-to-date and a savvy representation of who you are at work. Here are three tips that you can use to make sure that your profile shines.
Write a compelling headline
The headline of your profile is the first thing potential employers or customers see. So it’s time to get your thinking cap on and come up with a masterful description of what makes you different to others in your field. To create an eye-catching, memorable headline, start by defining what you’re passionate about in your work or career. The simplest way to do this is to answer the question, ‘when do I feel most alive at work? Then look for any themes in these activities or situations. You’ll probably find that they tell a story about the quality or passion that you bring to your work.
Then write one sentence that describes an outstanding personal characteristic, followed by your job title and a couple of your key skills. Boil that sentence back to three to four words that capture the essence of what you’ve been trying to say. For more tips on how to do this, download my free podcast 3 Things Your Future Boss Needs to See.