November 18, 2013, 3:48 PM — Regardless of whether you're actively job hunting or networking, your LinkedIn profile is as important today as your resume.
Although Twitter is coming on strong, LinkedIn remains the No. 1 social network for finding contacts, clients and jobs, and the key to making it all work is your profile.
Yes, you say, but what exactly do I need to do to make it stand out? Lucky for you, MarketMeSuite has a fantastic 17-point plan for making your profile shine and expand your network.
Here are a few stats that caught our eye:
- More than half of profiles (50.5%) are incomplete.
- Profiles that include a photo are 7 times more likely to be viewed than those without.
- 42% update their information regularly.
- 42% of hiring managers say they view volunteer experience on par with paid work experience.
Read below and see how your profile stacks up and what you can do to make it stand out.