You don’t need to spend an entire day updating your LinkedIn profile: An hour here or there will suffice. And the benefits can really pay off as you build your professional brand. In addition to the 17 pointers above, consider these interesting stats:
- Adding a LinkedIn profile picture makes your profile 7x more likely to be viewed by others
- 42% of hiring managers say volunteer experience is as valuable as formal work experience.
- More than 2 billion LinkedIn endorsements have been given out since its launch.
- The average number of endorsements per LinkedIn user is 5.
- There are more than 200 conversations happening each minute across LinkedIn Groups.
- 81% of LinkedIn users belong to at least one group.