Extreme LinkedIn Profile Makeover

258105_pouring_paint.jpgUPDATE: This is no longer being offered. I leave the message in tact because I don’t believe in creating broken links.

In the 4+ years that I’ve been using LinkedIn, one thing I have learned for sure — one thing that crosses all philosophical approaches to using LinkedIn — is the value of a good profile. Guy Kawasaki’s Extreme Profile Makeover was a smash hit in the blogosphere, and my additional commentary was one of my most popular posts.

Of course, not everyone is Guy Kawasaki and has access to LinkedIn UI designer Mike Lin, but the vast majority of LinkedIn’s 12 million user could stand an extreme makeover (or at least a little touch-up) of their profiles.

Inspired by Jason Alba’s blog makeover for Ryan Smith and the popular relaunch of Ryze profile reviews on The Virtual Handshake Network on Ryze, plus a little nudge from my channel editor Doug Hanna, I’m going to start doing Extreme LinkedIn Profile Makeovers. They’ll be once a month (I reserve the right to do it more or less frequently, depending on demand), and I invite readers to join in with your comments as well.

If you want to sign up, the ONLY way to sign up is by leaving a comment on this blog post. Be sure to include the link to your LinkedIn profile. Don’t send me an e-mail — leave a comment. If you’re embarrassed about it being public, you certainly won’t handle a public makeover very well, so may as well go ahead and get over it now! It’s on a first-come, first-served basis, so get your name in right away.

UPDATE: As you can see, there’s already about a 3-month queue of people signed up. If you don’t want to wait that long, or if you would like to have your review done privately, you can sign up to get it done right away on the LinkedIn Coaching & Training page.

Past profile makeovers:

60 Comments

  1. Umm… Doug who? Need last names and profile links, please. Fernando gets a bye, since he’s probably the only one in LinkedIn (lucky ****), but really, folks — please list your profile.

  2. Scott, I love this idea! Look forward to seeing how you break it down and add to the one person’s profile (each month), however, I’m sure that many will derive value from the pointers!

    Jason Alba
    CEO – JibberJobber.com
    :: self-serve career management ::

  3. Scott,

    I would love to learn from the expert! If we can’t take heat of suggestions on how to make our profiles better we shouldn’t post them. I am very interested. Add my name to the hat.

    Fred

  4. I’d love to try new ways to organize and present information. Right now it looks like I cut and pasted parts of my resume into the profile because I did.

    Any ideas on how to make this more personal, less flat?

  5. What a great concept and learning experience! I hired a pro to redo my resume, only makes sense to outsource this work to another expert, let me know when you can squeeze me in.

    Thanks
    Jeff Wallace

  6. Have just started using linked in – I offer Workshops on the subject of retirement planning to women as a way of bringing high net worth women executives and entrepreneurs into my wealth management practice where I will a) manage their investment portfolio b)work with a financial plan to deal with financial issues that will get in the way of achieving their future financial goals and c) assist women with the emotional issues of a) being successful women – stress, burnout, juggling family, career and male/female relationship, divorce, push to render them powerless in the male dominated workplace, bullying to name a few. It has been suggested that I should be doing a virtual mirror workshop for every workshop I give which I’m not quite sure what that would look like. I’ve been told as well that I should create a group or a blog where I can hold discussions as a way of drawing in prospective clients. I am targeting successful women with at least $500,000 in investable assets at first but my aim will be much higher $5,000,000 or more, after I have worked the bugs out. Can you help or direct me to someone who could?

  7. This post is really helpful! I’ll apply these tips to my LinkedIn profile and I really hope that by doing so, I would be able to cross path with the right people who can help me in my career.

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