If You're a FWF Reading This, Use LinkedIn (Pt. 2)

Hi Fabulous Working Females! Today, I will continue our conversation on the importance of utilizing LinkedIn in your career, as well as dive further into how to make your profile more, well…FABULOUS! Remember, the future is shifting digitally and LinkedIn is a great way to represent/build your professional presence in the age of social media!

After you add your headshot or professional profile photo, your cover photo, your job experience, and education, there are many sections of LinkedIn you can use to your advantage to take your profile to the next level.

“About” Section:


When you see the “About” section underneath your profile photo, you probably wonder “what about me should I include?” Let’s face it, “About” is such a broad term.


But, fabulous news! There is a strategy I follow when filling out this section:


Create a brand message for yourself in a short paragraph that shows off your strengths, experience, and what those qualities make you a great candidate/what you bring to the table. This is a great opportunity to make a statement as to why a company should hire you and get to know you. *Keep it short and sweet, my advice is no longer than a paragraph”

For example: start off with terms like…

I am a (characteristic) (professional expertise)

With being a (current role) managing (important job responsibilities), I provide (skillsets)

Featured Section:


Upload documents related to your career/individual projects here!


Examples:


· Most up to date resume

· Recognitions

· Certifications

· Presentations

Licenses & Certifications:


Link any certifications or licenses you have received that are related to your professional career. If you don’t have any, try researching certifications that will be beneficial to your career! Obtaining certifications is a great way to enhance your resume in a BIG way, enhancing your credibility in addition to your job experience.


Try googling (your job responsibility) online certification courses for more information. If you work at a company that has tuition reimbursement programs and find a program that requires payment, you may be able to get funding from your company to take the certification course. There are tons of free ones, too.


Skills & Endorsements Section:

Skills: