What is a LinkedIn Profile?
Your LinkedIn profile is a professional landing page for you to:
Manage your own, personal brand
Tell people who you are and what you do
Display a history of your professional experiences and achievements
Add a personal touch that a typical resume or CV may not reflect
Start setting up your profile here.
Having a profile on LinkedIn helps:
Manage your professional brand – You can define and develop how other members view your professional experience and qualifications. Since you will have complete control over your profile and its visibility, you can customize it to fit your needs. Your customized profile will help recruiters and other members understand your professional personality.
Create opportunities for you – Since people and organizations globally use LinkedIn, a LinkedIn profile will help you get noticed. An updated profile is a great way to ensure that you can be found by right people at the right time. It is also an excellent way to find job opportunities and connect with recruiters. Once you have completed your profile, you will be more equipped to find jobs on LinkedIn.
Build your network and track your professional milestones – All of your professional achievements (new job, work anniversary, promotion, etc.) can be recorded and displayed on your LinkedIn profile. It will help you showcase your professional experience and achievements to other members who view your profile. An updated profile opens the door to meeting new members and making connections.