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How to Edit Your Profile Introduction on LinkedIn

How to Edit Your Profile Introduction on LinkedIn

First impressions are important in all aspects of life. Interviews, first dates, first day at school etc. Our entire lives revolve around a series of first impressions- some more unfortunate than others. However, one thing always remains the same. That is our common desire for these first impressions to be positive. No one goes on a date and wants the other person to dislike them immediately. There are things that can be done to try and ensure that professional introductions leave the other party feeling positive about the interaction. That’s why it’s useful to know how to edit the introduction section on your LinkedIn Profile. The introduction section is the first thing people see when they visit your profile, so it’s best to make sure it is looking top-notch. 

You can use this section of your profile to introduce yourself and to highlight things that you’d like people to know at a quick glance. Life moves quickly on  LinkedIn. New posts to read, new connections to be made. You might not get a second chance to catch the eye of a potential employer or client. It’s best to get your introduction right the first time. 

Luckily you can edit your introduction on desktop and on mobile. Let’s start with the former.

Desktop steps: 

Edit the Introduction Section on your LinkedIn Profile

  • Click Me at the top of your LinkedIn homepage.
  • Select View profile.
  • Click Edit in your introduction section.
  • From here you can make changes to a number of different fields. Some of these include:
    • Your Name
    • Profile picture
    • Headline 
    • Education History
    • Location 
    • Etc.

If you’re currently looking for a job you can also make that clear in your Introduction Section using the Open to feature.

  • Click Save to preserve any changes you make.

The Mobile counterpart to this editing process is very similar but let’s just be sure that you know so there is no excuse to make a bad impression. 

Mobile Steps:

Edit the Introduction Section on your LinkedIn Profile

  • Select your profile picture then View Profile.
  • Tap Edit in your introduction section.
  • Make your necessary changes
  • Tap Save

The Headline of your Introduction Section is probably one of the most useful components in making a good first impression on LinkedIn. Be sure to utilise it! 

Our professional Headline is displayed in search results and can be separate from the title of your current position. Your headline can be used to promote an area of expertise so that at first glance people have an idea of the skills you have to offer. You can also edit this headline feature to call out other professional statuses, for instance, if you’re retired, unemployed or looking for work. 

We all know introductions in real life are important, so why should LinkedIn be any different. You never know who might stumble across your LinkedIn profile and how you could benefit from a positive impression.  

Good thing that you now know how to edit the introduction section on your LinkedIn profile.

Keiran Potter

Keiran Potter

Content Writer, camp human and ugly shirt connoisseur
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