LinkedIn is the most extensive professional online network. With over 400 million members and well over 3 million company pages, you can’t afford to ignore it.
The problem is, having a half-hearted LinkedIn profile is almost worse than not having one at all and it can be particularly hard when you’re in the process of reskilling.
Who should you be connecting with? How do you make your previous experience relevant? How do you attract recruiters?
Today we’re looking at 10 top tips for creating a great LinkedIn profile – use the tips below along with our LinkedIn checklist to create the perfect profile.
But Before you Start,
Here are a few things to consider – where to find inspiration and how to avoid annoying people as you get more traction.
As you’d expect, the best thing to do first of all is check out the profiles of professionals already in the pharma or medical device industries, in the job roles you’re aiming for…
- What language do they use – make a note of recurring job-specific keywords?
- What skills are they highlighting?
- Who are they connected to?
…These are all great insights and should definitely be your starting point for inspiration. If you’d rather be checking out these pages anonymously, make sure you’ve changed your privacy settings.
Secondly, if you have any connections at all, it’s advisable to turn off your ‘activity broadcast’ before you start making changes.
If you don’t do this, every change you make to your profile will appear in the newsfeed of your connections – and that’s incredibly annoying!
So, on to your profile…