Did you ever have something work-related that you just kept putting off, even though you knew you needed to do it?
Actually, I’m a bit embarrassed to admit this but I have been putting off completing my LinkedIn profile. Yes, even though I know I really need to complete it. Yes, even though I have delivered several presentations on ways to get the most out of LinkedIn (hint: it involves completing your profile–duh).
In my defense, I do have most of my profile completed. I have a profile photo, updated skills and endorsements, volunteer experience and a (partially) completed work history.
Yes, I’ve finally done what I’ve been putting off for a long time and filled in the description boxes under each of my work entries. It really wasn’t as bad as I have been building it up to be and it didn’t take me that long, either. But it’s not easy for me to write about me.
I hear this frequently from my clients, and I completely understand. I can write up a fantastic description for clients that makes them shine like the rockstars they are, but when it comes to writing about my own work experience…I suffer from writer’s block! (And that bad habit of procrastination, but that’s another story.)
I’m happy to say that I now have a complete profile. Feel free to review my LinkedIn profile and let me know your thoughts. While you’re there, it’s a good time to check out your own profile. If you find that it’s incomplete or needs a bit of a refresh, send me a connection request and a message on LinkedIn so I can help you out. Trust me, it’s much easier to get help and it probably doesn’t cost as much as you might think!