1. Show Your Work


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If youíre a video professional (cinematographer, motion designer, or anything in between), itís important to show off your work early and often. Linkedin, via recent updates, now offers several ways to do this.

Iíd recommend you feature a link to your professional portfolio page (whether itís a sizzle reel on Vimeo or an entire webpage showcasing your work). While this still gets obscured by the ďshow moreĒ in a browser and the Linkedin App, it will still appear with your personal information (see above).


You can also now include links (or even uploads) of work samples under your jobs in the Experience section. These will show up with quality thumbnails (and an option to click through if itís a link). I would highly recommend featuring samples throughout your Experience (more on why below).

2. Highlight Your Experience


As with links and samples, your Experience section will be one of the first place employers or clients will look. Be sure to explain your role and job duties for each entry.
Pro-Tip for Freelancers: If you freelance full or part time, you can create a Freelance Experience entry that includes up-to-date samples of your most recent freelance work with instructions on how to contact you.

3. Get (and Give) References



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References are another great way to validate your skills and expertise. In the Linkedin community, itís common practice for people to exchange references. That is, if you want one from a colleague, you might want to offer writing one for them first in exchange.
Another trick I recommend is to write out references for others to submit (people do this with resumes all the time). Itís acceptable to write out a reference detailing your skills and achievements, then send it to your colleague and ask them to review, change, or touch it up ó and submit it on your profile.

4. Be Upfront About Your Ideal Projects/Jobs


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If youíre investing time and resources into your Linkedin profile, itís probably because youíre looking for something. Whether thatís a new employment opportunity, more freelance work, or a better professional network, itís important to take inventory of your intentions.
If you know exactly what youíd like to accomplish, thereís no reason you shouldnít put that on your profile to let people know. Linkedin connects employers with employees; if you feed it what youíre looking for, it will work for you.

5. Donít Bury Contact Info


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Not everyone checks Linkedin every day, which is fine. There are a million other things you can do with your time, but as such, getting a message through the website or your app may mean a longer delay in contact than an email or a call. You can and should put your preferred contact info on your profile, preferably in your first summary section with suggested instructions on how to best contact you.
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