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Maintaining A Professional Profile.


In the age of technology and in a time where the working world has had to evolve to be primarily remote, it’s now more important than ever to ensure your professional platforms are maintained to the highest standards. Every professional, employed or otherwise, now has a LinkedIn account which acts as a personal CV and profile that represents you as a professional individual. Covid has evidenced that unexpected events can happen that disrupt the norm and as such it is so important that as professionals, we maintain and update our front facing profiles to reflect who we are and where we’re at. LinkedIn is an amazing networking platform that helps you to find appropriate jobs, enables you to be recruited, and allows you to build and maintain connections with relevant contacts. It is not to be confused with your personal social platforms and in the same way that you should not post a picture of your lunch, you should also have a professional portrait that represents you as a polished and accomplished person. Usually, an employer will notice profiles that have an image because it immediately humanises your professional profile. It is nice to put a face to a set of achievements and goals. This is not to say that you have to worry about your “looks” in a conventional sense, just that representing yourself in the best possible light will add a lot of value to your profile. Now let’s talk about maintenance.