5 - Update your headline, current position & responsibilities
Your profile headline is a fast track to showing up higher in LinkedIn search results, attracting more profile views, and showcasing your personal brand but LinkedIn automatically lists your current job title & employer as the default. You can change this, and you should! HOW? Go to the "me" icon at top of your LinkedIn homepage, click “view profile” and then on the pencil edit icon to make your changes in the “headline” text box.
You can also add / change / edit your current position and responsibilities – it is the first thing people look at and according to LinkedIn, members with up-to-date positions receive up to:
- 6x more connection requests
- 8x more profile views
- 10x more messages
HOW? Click “view profile", scroll down to the experience section and click the edit icon next to the position you'd like to edit. Make your changes in the fields provided and then click save.