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5 Reasons You Should Update Your LinkedIn Profile Every 6 Months

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How’s your LinkedIn profile looking these days?

Lacking information, neglected and in need of a serious upgrade? Let’s change that!

Today, we’re diving into the world of LinkedIn and why you should be giving your profile a little TLC every six months.

1. Stay Relevant in Your Industry

No matter what industry you’re in, an online presence can be so beneficial to boosting your career to the next level. Not only can you stay in the know of what’s going on in your industry and find exciting job opportunities, you can also keep people in the know of what’s going on with you by adding recent accomplishments, highlight your expertise and showcasing your evolving expertise. Regular updates ensure you’re featuring your overall professional growth, and maybe even a little personal growth too.

2. Catch the Eye of Recruiters & Hiring Managers

LinkedIn isn’t just a platform for connecting with like-minded people in your industry and networking, it’s also a hunting ground for recruiters on the prowl for top talent. Regular updates will make you more visible in search results and increase the chances of recruiters finding you to offer opportunities you never existed! It’s like being discovered by a talent scout, but in the digital realm!

3. Networking: It’s a Party, and You’re Invited!

Imagine LinkedIn as the hippest networking party in town. Would you show up in last season’s fashion? Your profile is your digital business card, and frequent updates signal that you’re an active, engaged professional. It’s like showing up to the party with the latest dance moves – people notice, and connections blossom!

4. Reflect Your Growth & Experience

LinkedIn is a great space to highlight your professional growth and encompass all of your experience thus far. Regular updates allow you to showcase new skills, projects and achievements, creating a dynamic narrative of your journey. If you want to get noticed by more recruiters, think about keywords as you reflect your growth and experience. Outline your experience with each role, any accomplishments, project details, etc. so that recruiters can find you when they’re looking for the specific experience you have. You can add these keywords throughout your work experience, under skills, in your about section and even in your headline if you have a particular specialty!

5. Harness the Power of First Impressions

You wouldn’t wear pajamas to a job interview (well, maybe you would in a virtual world), so why let your LinkedIn profile be the equivalent of a business casual faux pas? A well-maintained profile is your digital first impression. Keep it polished, updated and engaging, and you’ll be making a lasting impression on those who stumble upon your professional corner of the internet. As a bonus, you can ask your connections you have worked with or currently work with to leave you a recommendation and make your professional career stand out even more.

So, what are you waiting for?

Give that LinkedIn profile a makeover, sprinkle some professional stardust and let the world see the amazing career journey you’re on! And hey, speaking of LinkedIn, why not follow our TekCom page?

Your dream career might just be a click away!

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