Think about the attention to detail you put into your resume. You know that it needs to inform and impress. It must radiate competence and respectability. The question is -- should you treat your LinkedIn profile the same way?
I have seen plenty of LinkedIn profiles that are either incomplete or used to showcase the person's wit instead of their experience. These casual, funny profiles might amuse friends but will not impress hiring managers.
And believe me, hiring managers do look. I am the co-founder and CEO of Aha! and our team is growing incredibly fast. We review thousands of resumes and LinkedIn profiles every month. I have personally reviewed more than 3,000 candidate cover letters and unique profiles in the last few years. And while it is fine to show some personality, professionalism always wins.
Your LinkedIn profile can help you stand out from the crowd. It is your best opportunity to capture attention and convey what you have to offer.
Here are five things to pay attention to when updating your LinkedIn profile:
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