Presenting Yourself: On LinkedIn

LinkedIn Profile Resources and Best Practices

22 Top Tips to Effectively Raise Your Profile on LinkedIn (Inc.)

15 Easy LinkedIn Profile Tips You Should Do Today (Science of People)

20 LinkedIn Profile Tips That Will Help You Stand Out From The Crowd (Jeff Bullas)

Does Your LinkedIn Headline Suck? (The Muse)

Create or Improve your LinkedIn Profile

1. Implement the Profile Basics

  • Professional Headline
  • Professional Photo
  • Background Photo
  • Personalize your URL
  • Location and Industry
  • Up-to-date and complete job history and education

2. Improve your Profile

  • Add Skills
  • Give Endorsements
  • Request Endorsements
  • Add Project Examples (with media, if available and appropriate)
  • Write a Post
  • Write an Article

3. Make Connections

  • Connect with someone you don’t know (fellow Coug)
  • Connect with thought leaders
  • Find and Join a Group

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