The New Nonverbal: What Does Your LinkedIn Profile Say about You?

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July 19, 2019

LinkedIn was created to help people connect! It is the ultimate virtual networking tool. We all know that it is important to have a great LinkedIn profile, but what does that really mean? When you apply for a career at Aronson, you have the opportunity to include a link to your LinkedIn profile. As part of our recruiting team, I highly recommend it! The aesthetic can communicate even more than the words on your page, and a great LinkedIn profile can bring an application to life.

Does your profile work as an effective communication tool? Here are five tips to improve your nonverbal LinkedIn communication:

  1. Create an eye-catching headline
    Many people choose to stick to their current job title as their headline, which is a good starting point. To set yourself apart from others, you can create a more eye-catching headline to draw attention to your profile by indicating your expertise and how you have contributed to your organization or clients.  Do you want to communicate your creativity, professionalism, individuality? You pick!
  1. Check for mistakes
    For many prospective employers, like Aronson, your LinkedIn profile is your first impression. If there are grammar mistakes, typos, and misspellings, it can be taken as a reflection on your quality of work on a job. Take the extra minute to review your profile for any mistakes. Don’t be afraid to ask others to review and critique your profile as well.
  1. Add skills and have them endorsed
    Adding skills is a quick way to inform Aronson’s hiring managers about your experience and any specialties. If your skills are endorsed, those viewing your profile know that others can vouch for your capabilities in that area. Having multiple skills, as well as endorsements, communicates validation of your skills.
  1. Upload a profile and background picture
    Uploading a picture to your profile is the easiest way to give it a boost. For your profile picture, a professional headshot is a must. But think about the industry you are in. Are you in tax? Go with a professional picture in a suit. Maybe you are a graphic designer? A more artistic picture might be the way to go! Don’t forget a background photo. That is a great deal of real estate on your profile that is a perfect opportunity to boost your aesthetic.
  1. Keep information up-to-date
    Last, but certainly not least, an outdated profile is not helpful for anyone! Remember to update your location and experience regularly so that it stays current. You never want someone to walk away from your profile wondering if there were inaccuracies or unsure about what you are currently up to.

Implement these tips and you will be well on your way to communication non-verbally to your network and in the job search. Please take a moment to learn more about career opportunities at Aronson and reach out today! Contact Rachel Cotton or a member of our recruiting team at for more information.