Are you ready to spruce up your LinkedIn profile and make it scream “hire me”? Here are some tips to avoid the cringey mistakes:

“I’m looking for a job but I thought it would be fun to have a fight with a physician about vaccinations, the World Health Organization or toenail fungus.”

  • Don’t get into political arguments unless you work in politics and don’t plan on switching parties. Avoid this like the plague. It’s just not a good look.

“Listing the companies I worked for and dates should be just fine. If they want to know more, then they can ask me.”

  • If the companies aren’t well known, or you worked in an obscure division, help a potential hiring manager assess if they want to talk to you by listing your experience and highlighting what you did at each company.

“I put in a bunch of stuff for each job. Looks good. Team player. Attention to detail. Good all- around egg.”

  • List accomplishments with real metrics that matter to someone who could hire you – not general qualities that everyone has. It’s not going to cut it. And, what’s a good all-around egg?

“I’ll use that photo of me from the wedding I went to for my profile.”

  • No drunken shots, photos in tuxedos, skin-baring pics
  • Casual is A-okay these days than it used to be
  • “Cold War-era communist no smiling” – not so good
  • Photos of you 20 years ago – not so hot

There’s no reason why your LinkedIn should be anything less than “hire me” material – just follow our advice above and you’ll be one step closer to taking your career to the next level.

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