LinkedIn Profile 100% Completeness Formula

Yesterday I attended (and spoke at) Freelance Camp 2012. I picked up some great LinkedIn tips from Margarita Ibbott‘s session “Understanding How to Network: going from virtual to meeting IRL”.

After her session I spent a little time further tweaking my LinkedIn profile and, yeah, it is now at 100%!!

Today I did some further research into what makes a LinkedIn profile complete and learned that LinkedIn changed the criteria in February. Here’s what you need to do to fully complete your LinkedIn profile. [click the image to enlarge]
LinkedIn-completeness-pie

Get Your LinkedIn profile to 100% completeness:

  • Postal Code and Industry – These are required fields that are created when you signup. (5%)
  • A current position (+20%)
  • Confirm your current position (+5%)
  • Describe your current position (+5%)
  • Add a second position (+15%)
  • Add a third position (+5%)
  • At least 5 skills (+5%)
  • Add your Education (+25%)
  • Add a profile picture (+5%)
  • Create at least 50 connections (+10%)

Does a complete profile matter?

A complete LinkedIn profile is 40 times more likely to receive opportunities yet only about half of LinkedIn users have fully completed their LinkedIn profile. Yes, it is worth spending a little time completing your profile if you want to effectively use LinkedIn for business.

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5 thoughts on “LinkedIn Profile 100% Completeness Formula


  1. Mine is 100% complete, indeed. I deleted it last year and never looked back. I never got anything out of LinkedIn but spam.


    1. Up until recently I haven’t seen much value in LinkedIn. Connecting only with people you truly know should prevent spammy sales pitches from strangers. One of my face-to-face groups has moved from Meetup to LinkedIn and I enjoy being able to have group discussions throughout the month. Not every social media platform is for everyone that’s for sure.


  2. Awesome, LinkedIn is valuable communication media. If we create LinkedIn Profile 100% Completeness, It can helpful for us.

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