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Your LinkedIn Profile should make you stand out and be easy to find by other LinkedIn members and casual people searching, like recruiters for example.

This essential 10-point checklist is packed with invaluable tips to quickly improve your LinkedIn Profile to ensure recruiters, employers and your peers will want to connect with you (and interview you too, if you're looking for a job).

You can download our LinkedIn Profile Checklist as a PDF. Please click on the underlined blue text with your right mouse button and select 'Save Target As' or 'Save Link As'.

1. Do you have a professional 'head and shoulders' photograph?

2. Does your Profile have a well-written headline?

3. Is your contact information sufficient?

4. Does the summary section sell you?

5. Is your experience section completed effectively?

The experience section needs to be written from a cup-is-half-full perspective and you should not miss the opportunity to promote your capacity to add value to each employer you've worked for.

If you don't promote yourself in this section, you won't grab the attention of people who might have sought you out.

You should include your most recent job first, just like you would on a CV / resume, including your job title, employer's name and the dates you worked there.

You must also detail your main responsibilities and show how you've used your skills and experience to achieve results.

Only include your most important jobs, you don't need to include holiday jobs you did when you were a student 20 years ago!

Make sure that your dates follow on and don't leave any long unexplained gaps in your experience section.

6. Have you included an education section?

7. Have you made the most of your skills?

8. Have you filled in 'Projects' and other relevant sections?

9. Do you have endorsements and recommendations from others?

10. Are you updating and improving your LinkedIn Profile frequently?

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