LinkedIn is not only for entrepreneurs in the business world to boast about their achievements. Among the users, you can find Artists, Gallerists, Curators, Museum Directors, Assistants, Journalists, and many other strategic figures within the art world too.
Your LinkedIn profile can become a version of an online CV and is a common place for employers to look for the perfect candidate. So, by creating a standout profile and building the right network on Linkedin, you can open yourself up to more career opportunities.
Follow these 6 tips to give your LinkedIn profile a fresh, polished look and make it stand out to potential employers, connections, and clients.
Update your profile picture
Your profile picture is a key element of your LinkedIn presence. Research shows that just by having a great display picture, makes your profile 14 times more likely to be viewed by others. Choose a recent, eye-catching professional headshot that accurately represents you. As you are in the artworld, why not make it stand out creatively too.
Write a strong headline
Your LinkedIn headline affects how recruiters, hiring managers, and prospective employers perceive you. As your headline shows up in Google search results, it is one of the most important fields for LinkedIn’s search algorithm. Your headline should be a summary of your professional experience and what you have to offer.
Optimize your summary
Your summary is an opportunity to share your professional story, your goals, and what makes you unique. Make sure it’s concise, well-written, and highlights your strengths with key-words, to catch recruiter’s eyes.
Highlight your work and education experience
Detail your past work experiences and include specific examples of your accomplishments. Also, add your past educational experience. This can include certifications too, that can even be gained for free on some online course websites.
Showcase your skills
Make sure your skills section is up-to-date, including languages, that accurately reflects the skills you have. Endorsements from others can give your profile credibility and make your skills stand out.
Recommendations from other professionals can help to boost your profile’s visibility and give potential employers or connections a better understanding of your strengths and abilities.
Once you have accomplished all 6 steps above, regularly post updates and engage with others on LinkedIn to keep your profile active and visible.