02 Update LinkedIn as your future self

Your LinkedIn profile is one of the first things that a potential employer sees. Your job search should start by refreshing your profile. In order to update your LinkedIn profile as your ideal future self do these four simple tasks right now:

  1. Change your picture. The act of changing your picture signals that you are ready for something new.
  2. Change the description of what you did  in your last position in a way that sets you up as the perfect person for what you want to do next. Not sure what that is yet? Start by Mapping your Current Career Path.
  3. Get one or two friends to endorse skills that you are beginning to build so they appear closer to the top of your proficiencies lists.
  4. Take an hour to add everyone you know from Facebook or your Gmail contacts on LinkedIn.

University of Toronto Career Exploration & Education Next Steps:

Learn how to update your LinkedIn profile so that it’s attractive to employers, make new contacts and learn about available positions in a LinkedIn Lab and make an appointment for a one-on-one LinkedIn Review.

Visit Career Exploration & Education and meet with us for a 15-minute conversation to talk about your next step(s). Find our hours here.

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