LinkedIn Profile Tips: Small details make a big impact

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Rachel Hutchinson
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Before college, I was lost when it came to creating a LinkedIn account. However, throughout my first year I accumulated numerous tips and tricks for making a productive profile. I have found LinkedIn is a vital source when connecting with people on a personal level and a professional level. In fact, LinkedIn is the reason I am a Pearson Campus Ambassador and I could not be more excited to share my secrets of forming an impressive account! 

Keep it current

The most important piece of advice I can offer is to always keep your account updated. It may not be the first thing on your mind, but adding new jobs and experiences to your profile regularly will keep potential employers informed and intrigued. If you no longer work for a certain job, make sure it is not in your headline anymore. 

Pick your picture

Another fundamental step is choosing the right profile picture. Your photo should be professional and only of you, rather than a picture of you and your friends on vacation. This does not mean you have to pay for a professional headshot by any means, but it would be a great idea to put on a nice top and ask a talented friend to take a quick photo of you. My profile picture was taken by my friend’s mom over the summer, free of charge. 

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