How to create a LinkedIn profile

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October 10, 2021

Create a LinkedIn profile in 5 minutes? Possible! Check out our blog post where we will walk you through the process step by step!

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What exactly is LinkedIn?

According to Internet sources, LinkedIn is the most trusted and largest business network today, with over 750 million subscribers. The opportunities are limitless: you may connect with people, look for work, or even promote your business on the network.

We'll demonstrate how simple it is to build a LinkedIn profile. Registration is free, and the majority of its features are available for free usage.

Let's get started!

How to create a LinkedIn profile in 5 minutes

Step 1: Go to LinkedIn!

Visit https://www.linkedin.com/ to begin registration. Then, in the upper right corner, select "join now" to start building your profile.

How to create LinkedIn profile - Bluebird

Step 2: Enter your email address and password.

Enter an email address that you can access in the future or that you are willing to put on your profile. The password you pick must include at least six characters. Once you have it, clicking Agree & Join automatically accepts the LinkedIn policies.

LinkedIn profile - adding password

Step 3: Enter your name!

Fill in your first and last names in the fields indicated in the image.

LinkedIn profile - adding name

Step 4: Authenticate yourself!

You will need to authenticate yourself using the pictures given. When creating a profile, this might happen in a number of ways, including entering a code obtained through SMS or answering a question.

How to create LinkedIn profile - authorizing
LinkedIn profile verification

Step 5: Enter your location!

This contains the country, zip code, and location in this area.

LinkedIn profile - add location

Step 6: Tell us about your work or school!

The next step is to add your job title. If you're still learning, give information about it.

LinkedIn profile - add current job
LinkedIn profile - school info

Step 7: Confirm your email address.

To validate your profile, LinkedIn will send a code to your email address.

LinkedIn profile - confirm email address

Your profile has not yet been created. You will be asked questions that you can safely skip in the points that follow. To have a complete LinkedIn profile, however, you should provide as much information as possible.

Step 8: Fill out your email address! (Optional)

You can also add your email address to your LinkedIn profile to see who you already know. You can skip this section by clicking the Skip button.

How to create LinkedIn profile - add contacts

Step 9: Are you looking for a new job?

If you're looking for a new job, the website will assist you in your search after you answer a few questions.

LinkedIn profile - looking for a job

Step 10: Establish connections! (Optional)

Check in with as many people as possible to keep in touch. Build connections!

LinkedIn profile - connections

Step 11: Add a profile photo (Optional)

People will be able to recognize you if you have a good profile picture. More on what a good profile picture looks like can be found in our LinkedIn profile tips article.

LinkedIn profile picture

Step 12: Download the LinkedIn app (Optional)

This step can, of course, be skipped, but it is useful and convenient if the app is already installed on one of your devices.

How to create LinkedIn profile - download the app

Step 13: Follow! (Optional)

Use your profile to follow companies, people, or even hashtags if you want to stay up to date on topics that interest you.

LinkedIn profile - follow

+1 step: Enter your phone number! 

Adding your phone number will help to keep your profile secure. It can also help others to find you and contact you. You have complete control over how you want to use your phone number.

LinkedIn profile - adding phone number

You have completed the profile creation process! Wasn't it simple?

LinkedIn profile - Bluebird

When you've finished your LinkedIn profile, make it professional! In our previous article, LinkedIn Profile Tips, we put together a list of recommendations to help you improve your profile.

There is a solution if you want to delete your LinkedIn profile for whatever reason! Read our article on how to delete LinkedIn.

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