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Too impatient to click over to our first guide. Here is what you have to look forward to in our Guide on Creating the Perfect LinkedIn Profile:

Are you looking for a job? Are you looking to network with others across your industry? Creating the Perfect Linked In Profile is critical for everyone today. With more than 645 million registered users across the globe, LinkedIn has grown into much more than just a place for your resume.

If you take a closer look at the statistics, like these from Omnicore, you see that:

  • Three hundred three million users are active monthly.
  • LinkedIn now has over 30 million companies on LinkedIn, with 20 million open job listings.
  • More than 90% of recruiters use LinkedIn regularly.
  • 91% of marketing executives list LinkedIn as the top place to find quality content.
  • Ninety million LinkedIn users are senior-level influencers, and 63 million are in decision-making positions.

Whether you are looking for your next job, looking to network, or only looking to learn, you have to be on LinkedIn. And, if you are going to be there, you should try to stand out.

Creating the Perfect LinkedIn Profile is the first step. Our second Guide will use the insights from our LinkedIn Sales Navigator Guide to ensure you stand-out.

LinkedIn Profile Background Image

Use a background image provided by your business or, if that is not available, a neutral background.

LinkedIn Profile Photo

What are you trying to accomplish? If you want to be seen as a business professional, use a professional photo wearing a business appropriate outfit.

With the above in mind, I would urge you to look the part. If you are a creative designer, the suit and tie route may not be right for you.

LinkedIn Profile Headline

Why should someone connect with you or consider interviewing you for a job? You want to get the reason across to them using as few words as possible.

Are you looking for your next Sales position? Highlight your ability to hit quota, your ability to create long-term relationships, and so on. Perhaps something along the following lines: “Sales rockstar who has achieved quota ten straight quarters!

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