- Claim your personalized LinkedIn profile URL. linkedin.com/in/yourname is a much cleaner, more polished presentation than linkedin.com/in/Gjkasdfknjm1246
Make it easy for people to find you on LinkedIn with your vanity URL. If someone visits you once and wants to return, they most likely will remember your name, but probably would not remember a series of letters and numbers. People can find you again in the search feature, but that’s an extra step. The fewer steps to find you, the better!
- Customize the text links to websites, blogs, and third-party sites by renaming the standard text phrases — and be sure the links point to the correct websites.
There is nothing more frustrating than clicking on a link and going nowhere, or being directed to an incorrect website. If your links don’t work visitors may get the impression you are not detail-oriented, that you don’t care enough to check the links on your profile, and those are characteristics you don’t want to show up on your profile.
- Proofread and be sure the profile is error-free. Keep in mind grammar, punctuation, spelling, and capitalization and consider having someone else proofread it for you.
This applies to your resume, why wouldn’t it hold true for all your career documents? All online documents representing you during job search need to be 100% error-free. Recruiters may hesitate to consider you as a candidate for a job if they are not perfect.
Before you wrap up work on your profile consider these 3 very important details. It is worth your investment of a little time to have your profile in excellent order because you will be competing with other people on LinkedIn and your profile may not impress as quickly nor as strongly.