I remember last Tuesday my wife asked if I'd be open to cooking us dinner on Thursday night.
I said, "Sure, sounds good!"
Can you guess what happened?
Well, Thursday came around, and I got really busy. She asked if I'd still be able to cook dinner, and I thought about how huge the task would be with the limited time I had.
I asked if we could order takeout instead.
Yes I felt guilty.
But I also hate how much work cooking is - you have to get all the ingredients together, you have to cut things, mix things, get your hands messy, wait for everything to cook, and then you eat and all that hard work is gone in just a few minutes!
And then on top of that you have to clean all the dishes, and get ready start all over again for next time.
Now this might sound a bit weird, talking about cooking dinner in a post for LinkedIn, but I think it's relevant because having an updated LinkedIn profile is pretty similar to cooking a great dinner:
They're both very important, they usually take longer than you think, and they're something we often say we'll do and then just push off when the times actually comes around to get it done.
Well, with LinkedIn, the great thing is that unlike dinner, you're not going to eat all your hard work and your LinkedIn profile will stay online for a long time, for plenty of people to see.
So let's get started!
Here are the top 5 most important things to do with your LinkedIn profile (that will take less than an hour) so you create the right first impression with anyone who happens to stumble across your profile: