Your LinkedIn Profile is Your Digital First Impression So Make It an Impressive One

Karen Barnhardt
3 min readMay 15, 2020

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Now Is The Time To Energize Your LinkedIn Profile

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With over 95% of recruiters using LinkedIn, right now is the time to update your profile.

In times past first impressions were made in person. Nowadays, your first impression is likely to take place in the digital realm.

In-person, it takes a mere tenth of a second to form a first impression.

If digital-first impressions form this quickly, your profile should be top-notch.

It should look great from top to bottom. So, start by having an up-to-date profile photo. You can inject a bit of your personality into your photograph but keep it professional.

Don’t Use a Spur of the Moment Selfie or a Cute Vacay Photo.

You don’t have to spend some serious cash on a professional studio portrait but take some care and think about the perception you want someone to have when they first glimpse your photo.

Take advantage of the banner space behind your photograph too. Opt for something that has meaning to you, and relates to the next career move you have in mind

Use Your Unique Journey in Life to Set Yourself Apart.

Many people settle for a little sentence or two about where they’ve worked. Even worse, they leave the profile section blank. Your profile is a fantastic way to set yourself apart! So, use every bit of that space!

Your digital first impression comes to life by including a personal tidbit here and there. Inject some storytelling with how you came to your career path. Authenticity and honesty will make you a real person and not just a list of accomplishments and jobs.

If Words Aren’t Your Thing, Hire a LinkedIn Profile Writer.

Hey, Words ARE My Thing, and I write LinkedIn Profiles!

Not everyone can string together words that resonate with authenticity and precision. It’s also pretty darn hard to evaluate your own story and skillset objectively.

Someone who specializes in writing LinkedIn profiles can intently listen to your story and unearth assets you didn’t know you had.

That writer will also become familiar with the language that your target audience and industry use and craft a profile that will clearly and honestly resonate with them.

The stakes are high these days, and you need a digital-first impression that shows you off to your best advantage.

Over 675 million people use LinkedIn, So Don’t Get Lost Out There.

These are crazy times, and the very nature of how we work is changing day by day. Your LinkedIn profile has never been more crucial in clearly expressing who you are, what sets you apart, and what you have to offer the world.

Whether you’re actively seeking employment or have an incredible product to introduce to the world, your LinkedIn profile is immeasurably valuable to you.

A well written LinkedIn profile really can be as powerful as a face to face meeting. Well, it can be when crafted with precision and personality.

More people join LinkedIn each day, so today is the perfect day to update and energize your profile.

If words aren’t your strong suit, I’d be happy to help you create your new and extraordinary digital first impression. Contact me now at captivatedbytheword@gmail.com or 𝐰𝐰𝐰.𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐤𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐧.𝐜𝐨𝐦/𝐢𝐧/𝐊𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐌𝐢𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐂𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞.

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Karen Barnhardt

Freelance Ghostwriter, Content Specialist & Copywriter. Check out my work at: www.halcyonwordsmith.com Looking for a writer? Captivatedbytheword@gmail.com