When it comes to LinkedIn, there are certain things you should avoid doing if you want to make the most of the platform. Adding connections to your email list, asking new contacts or people you don't know to back you up, and posting random and confusing content are all activities that should be avoided. LinkedIn is much more than a “set it and forget it” online resume or portfolio. If you create a profile and then disappear, log in once a month, or even less, you'll miss out on connection requests from other people in your field, including recruiters and hiring decision makers.
This means that you could miss out on messages from those who find your profile and want to talk about an opportunity that matches its origin. Having more than 50 connections is beneficial because the platform uses them to determine if you're actively using LinkedIn or not, and LinkedIn prioritizes profiles with more than 50 connections in search results. However, the number of connections you have on LinkedIn is not a vain number; LinkedIn even limits the total number of first connections you can have to 30,000 connections and only lists “more than 500 connections” on your profile, even if you have more. When sharing a status update or posting an article on LinkedIn, take 10 seconds to review your posts before hitting the share button.
Although you have 220 characters to write your headline, the first 70 are the most important. Why? Because this is what people see under your name when they see the app on mobile devices. Finally, remember that 19% of recruiters only look at your profile picture when reviewing LinkedIn profiles. So make sure it's professional and up-to-date!.