17 must-have features on your LinkedIn profile (infographic)


This story originally appeared on Daily PR

Being active on LinkedIn can help you win new business, find job opportunities, or attract potential clients.

But you only have a chance of doing this if your profile gives people a full set of information about you, including your contact details, examples of your work, or any additional qualifications you might have.

This infographic from Maximize Social Business lists 17 features your profile must have if you want to get the most out of LinkedIn. You probably already know some of them (have a professional photo, personalize your profile URL), but others are less obvious.

For example:

  • Allow people to contact you: Provide an email address or links to your Facebook or Twitter profiles.
  • Use visuals: Showcase examples of your work on your profile, including videos, presentations, or Word documents.
  • Show additional qualifications: Add volunteer experience, certifications, projects, test scores, and anything else that can set you apart from others.
  • List all of your former jobs: The more jobs you list, the better you will be able to connect with people from those organizations.

Take a look at the chart for the whole list:

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