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Saloni Goyal
Saloni Goyal

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Increasing Your Linkedin Engagement 30x times

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👋 devs,

A few weeks back I read an article added by Adobe to optimize your LinkedIn profile. The steps looked pretty simple and I had the time, so I went ahead and did it without thinking much of it.

But it really does increase throughput to your profile, which can be helpful especially if you are open for job opportunities.

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The steps are -

1. Change Your Background Image

Use an image that best represents your industry, company, or location.

2. Upload a Professional Photo

Sales Navigator users have a larger photo than other members to better stand out.

3. Write a Compelling Headline

It’s the first thing people look at in your profile after your photo, and follows your name in search results.

4. Tell Your Story in Your Summary

Use this area to tell your story, including your passion, professional background, company contribution, and add a call to action.

There are some more tips to elevate your profile further in the article. Its a small article, do give it a read especially if are using LinkedIn to actively attract recruiters or make professional connections.

Would be happy to hear if you see some difference following these. 😊

Thanks for reading!

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Jean-Michel (jmfayard.dev)

Pro-tip: if you are a developer (duh...), a good and easy way to generate your background image is to go to carbon.now.sh/ and to create beautiful source code that explains your story

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Gautham Vijayan

I use carbon in my posts also!!

Fantastic tool!

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Saloni Goyal

Awesome! Gotta use this. 🤩🎯

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Franco Scarpa • Edited

After I started my new job as C#, .NET, and Azure developer, I improved my Linkedin profile. My company suggested to me to do the same things you wrote:

  • Use an appropriate background image.
  • Edit my description.

Moreover, I drastically improved my biography. Now I get more visits to my profile. The last step will be changing my profile image with something more professional. Here’s how my Linkedin profile (linkedin.com/in/francoscarpa/) now looks:

Franco Scarpa’s Linkedin profile

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Saloni Goyal

Yes its a small time investment but can lead to a big impact with time!

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Hector Ayala

Great tips! I still have the default cover pic😄 gotta update it!

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Saloni Goyal

Yes, even I never thought of changing it before XD

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Saloni Goyal

Thanks 😊

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Saloni Goyal

That's could be true, I already had 500+ connections to begin with. 😅
Doesn't hurt to tidy up the profile though. ^^