A brilliantly simple way to boost your LinkedIn profile.

Absolutely, having a well-crafted LinkedIn profile isn’t just for those on the hunt for a new gig. In today’s dynamic professional landscape, where networking plays a pivotal role in career advancement, a compelling LinkedIn profile serves as a powerful tool for personal branding and professional visibility.

Even if you’re content in your current role, a polished LinkedIn presence is a savvy move in the professional realm. Now, you’ve probably stumbled upon a plethora of articles offering LinkedIn tips, but fear not—we’ve got you covered with a succinct list of ways to boost your LinkedIn profile that will maximise your career development without eating up all your time.

Let’s break it down:

  1. Summary: Showcase your achievements and motivations.
  2. Location: Did you know that just adding this can increase your visibility by about 23 times?*
  3. Professional Photo: This gives you a 21 times boost* in standing out.
  4. Qualifications and Education: A crucial part that can provide a 17 times boost.**
  5. Industry: Specify your industry, and let LinkedIn suggest relevant jobs.
  6. Skills: Feature at least five skills that highlight your professional strengths.
  7. Detailed Description of Your Current Role: Don’t skimp on the details here; make your current role shine.

And yet, there’s a little extra something to truly make your profile pop.

Ever heard the saying, “Dress for the career you want, not for the one you have”? Apply that wisdom to your LinkedIn profile. Picture the promotion or new role you’re aiming for, and imagine your future manager scrolling through your profile. Consider the qualities you need to accentuate to prove you’re more than ready for that dream challenge.

Define what you want and let it find you.***

*No pets, party pics etc.

**According to LinkedIn

***Paraphrase of the famous Charles Bukowski quote


Alex Mann is a Director in the Tax Division at Harvey John.

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