Note: the following guide is targeted towards early-career employees specifically applying to the tech & startup space. Some of these details may be less relevant to those applying to traditional industries.
LinkedIn sometimes seems like a bit of a meme with all its self-congratulatory posts and generic comments on work anniversary updates.
Used correctly, it can be the most important tool in your career.
This starts with your profile, and too often, people just use this as a barebones digital resume: a list of jobs and a degree.
But taking the time to flesh out the details and share your story helps to create a more holistic representation of your strengths, your personality, and the opportunities that you’d best be suited to.
Why does that matter? Well, when you’re reaching out to potential employers on LinkedIn or when they’re screening applications, you need to do your best to stand out from the crowd and make your value proposition crystal clear.
Let’s dive in section-by-section and do a makeover.