Do You Have A Skeleton LinkedIn Profile? (How’s That Working For You?)

Skeleton Resume

๐——๐—ผ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ ๐˜€๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—œ๐—ป ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฒ? ๐—œโ€™๐—บ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜†๐˜€ ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ป๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ผ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ.

Skeleton profiles are not only filled with missed opportunities to sell yourself to employers or potential clients. They make you look unsavvy. And who wants to hire someone whoโ€™s unsavvy?

Robust profiles tell people what you do AND why you do it. On the other hand, Skeleton profiles provide company names, job titles, and little else.

๐—ฆ๐—ž๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—ง๐—ข๐—ก ๐—ฃ๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—™๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—˜

๐Ÿ”น Headline โ€“ LinkedInโ€™s โ€œdefaultโ€ headline, which is your current position

๐Ÿ”น About section โ€“ A few lines that provide little information might even focus on your employer instead of you.

๐Ÿ”น Experience โ€“ Job titles, maybe a few lines about what you did for your employers or clients.

๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—•๐—จ๐—ฆ๐—ง ๐—ฃ๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—™๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—˜

๐Ÿ”น Headline โ€“ Focuses on what you can do for employers

๐Ÿ”น About section โ€“ Tells a bit of your career story, what drew you to your career, what you love, and maybe a few career highlights.

๐Ÿ”น Experience โ€“ Focuses on the impact youโ€™ve had on your employers or clients, maybe includes a bit about things you learned.

๐Ÿ”นHeadshot โ€“ Set to Anyone so it will be seen by people on and off LinkedIn.

๐Ÿ‘‰ FYI, ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—œ๐—ป ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐Ÿฐ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—›๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜

๐Ÿ”น 1st-degree connections only โ€“ so potential clients, recruiters, etc., who arenโ€™t connected to you wonโ€™t be able to see it

๐Ÿ”น Your network โ€“ Only people connected up to 3 degrees can see it โ€“ again, you may not be seen by potential clients, recruiters, etc.

๐Ÿ”น All LinkedIn members โ€“ Only members when they are signed in to the platform

๐Ÿ”น Anyone โ€“ everyone on or off LinkedIn

Unless youโ€™re not on LinkedIn to be seen by others, make sure your Headshot is set to โ€œAnyoneโ€

If youโ€™re wondering why LinkedIn isnโ€™t working for you. It might be because instead of having a compelling Robust profile that makes people want to contact you, you have a barely there Skeleton profile that attracts no one.

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