LinkedIn profile pictures should look professional, include only yourself, and also match your current appearance instead of your younger self.
Keep it fresh! Regularly share updates with relevant news and content, but do not overload your contacts. Like, share, join, or start groups, and comment meaningfully / professionally on other people’s content.
Personalize Connection Requests:
When requesting a connection, write something that connects you to them instead of using the standard “I’d like to add you to my network”.
Ask for an introduction:
It is perfectly acceptable to ask a contact you know well to make an introduction to another person that you would like to meet.
Request for Recommendations and Endorsements:
Recommendations and endorsements recognize skills, expertise, and achievements. You may want to “prime the pump” by suggesting a skill – like project management – that you would like emphasized. For Endorsements, allow contacts to decide what skills they will endorse. Do not forget to recommend / endorse others.
Customize Your Privacy Settings:
Change your privacy settings – turn off “sharing profile edits” – if you are looking for a new position and do not want to broadcast every update to all.