LinkedIn is a wonderful tool for showing the professional that you are and bringing forth your body of work for employers, recruiters, and colleagues, to see. It is one of today’s most important social network tools of the work place. But remember this: it is not Facebook. Be careful of inappropriate pictures and incomplete work profile. Anywhere you would post your professional experience or resume should be treated like your workplace or mirror you as a mature professional.
The majority of people who want to view your LinkedIn profile are bosses, potential employers, recruiters, employees, and colleague, so be sure to show your profile in the best light possible to obtain that next interview or job.
Here are some tips to keep your LinkedIn profile in top professional shape– and make sure that you don’t end up in the “reject” pile.
Have a Complete Profile and review it often: Many job candidates ask recruiters to check their LinkedIn Profiles in lieu of sending a CV/resume, fully expecting it to show they meet all qualifications required for the job. LinkedIn profiles are usually inadequate as a substitute for a resume because the profiles are so summarized; it amounts to a sound bite compared to a CV/resume. If you are to use it this way, you should make sure it shows