Ultimate LinkedIn Guide: Listen to This If You’re Working on Your LinkedIn Profile

πŸŽ™ About the episode

No matter where you are in your career journey - whether you're a new developer just looking to break into the industry or an industry veteran - having a strategic and up-to-date LinkedIn profile is a must. LinkedIn is something we often talk about on this podcast - many people, from experts to recently hired Scrimba students, have shared their tips and tricks for this social network over the course of 130 episodes.

In this episode, we have compiled their best, most actionable advice. If you're looking to refresh your LinkedIn profile this fall, or you're just about to create one for the first time, this is the episode for you!

Tune in for LinkedIn tips from the LinkedIn profile review guy Austin Henline, pastor-turned-developer Chris Mccoy, GitHub program manager Laura Thorson (who has only ever gotten jobs through LinkedIn), and iOS engineer at paypal and career mentor Stephanie chiu.

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⏰ Timestamps
  • Who is Austin Henline (01:32)
  • Why LinkedIn is a must for aspiring developers (03:00)
  • What are the most important sections of your LinkedIn profile? (04:04)
  • How to reverse-engineer what recruiters are searching for (05:26)
  • Should you be careful not to spam your LinkedIn profile with keywords? (07:54)
  • How to know if you're ready to put a skill on your LinkedIn (09:37)
  • Skill assesments (11:37)
  • Community break! Your tweets and reviews from Apple Podcasts (12:18)
  • Chris McCoy signed up for LinkedIn halway through Scrimba (14:15)
  • How to be genuinely present on the platform (15:59)
  • How to find your tone of voice... and not spread yourself too thin (18:35)
  • How Chris added Scrimba to his education on LinkedIn and THINGS WENT WILD (19:30)
  • You shouldn't let LinkedIn replace your portfolio or GitHub profile, but it can be a significant part of your strategy (21:41)
  • How to make the LinkedIn algorithm work for you, with Stephanie Chiu (22:50)
  • Keep your goal in mind and remember nobody likes to scroll (24:46)
  • Check what a recruiter sees on LinkedIn and optimize accordingly! (26:46)
  • How Laura Thorson went to interview at Facebook and realized they had printed out her LinkedIn profile (28:18)
  • LinkedIn bio in third person (29:52)
  • Life-changing advice from a recruiter on LinkedIn (31:24)
  • What to do if you don't want to make content on LinkedIn (35:07)

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Ultimate LinkedIn Guide: Listen to This If You’re Working on Your LinkedIn Profile
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