Best Practices for LinkedIn
LinkedIn is a great networking resource for professionals. In addition to being an online résumé site, LinkedIn offers a variety of groups for associations and interests, pages for companies, and special tools for universities. LinkedIn is being used in the classroom more frequently each year; it's a great tool to prepare students for job finding after graduation.
When creating a LinkedIn profile, here are some things to consider:
Profile Photo: Is it professional?
Summary: Is it succinct?
Job Descriptions: Are they detailed?
Endorsements: Which ones matter?
Connections: Do you know them?
LinkedIn Image Sizing Information
- Profile Picture: 500 x 500 (Use a professional photo.)
- Background Image: 1400 x 425
Adding LinkedIn to Your Website
LinkedIn offers a few different Plugins as a way to incorporate your LinkedIn profile to your website. They offer instructions on incorporating these plugins on their developer website. Have questions? Feel free to contact Creative Web Services at any time!
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