Fact: LinkedIn users with complete profiles are 40 times more likely to receive opportunities through LinkedIn. (This is partly because complete profiles get ranked higher when someone does a search.)

Fact: A recent Jobvite survey found that 93% of recruiters use LinkedIn to source candidates. (No surprise there.)

So, whether you’re a W-2 employee, a 1099 contractor, small biz owner or job seeker, you need to confirm that your profile is 100% complete.

According to my source (LinkedIn), a complete profile on LinkedIn includes:

  • Your industry and location
  • An up-to-date current position (with a brief description)
  • Two past positions
  • Your education (include your high school, or coursework if you’re a “some college,” like me)
  • Your skills (minimum of 3)
  • A profile photo (no animals in these photos, please, and a smile is best)
  • At least 50 connections

And if you think your entire profile could use a thorough audit, or maybe just a bit of a makeover, check out this handy DIY tool I now offer via download for only $9.99 download or feel free to contact me to schedule a personalized 2 hr session so we can tackle your LinkedIn profile together and then we’ll make sure you are maximizing your time on this powerful platform.

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