I love Peggy McKee’s description of Linkedin:
“It is the online world’s equivalent of a first impression”… It’s true. We recruiters search Linkedin first when we’re looking for job candidates – and if your profile is terrible, we won’t put you forward.
McKee gives us 5 Linkedin disasters to avoid:
- Avoid Typos – Proofread!
- Pick a photo that is professional, attractive, and appropriate.
- Be specific with places, dates, and names.
- Don’t lie – stick the facts! (In this day, it’s easy to discover your lies)
- Make it clear and easy to read – stick to the relevant facts … you don’t need to include your whole life story.