Create a Secondary Language Profile on LinkedIn

If your clientele caters to different languages or you want to prove your fluent in more than one language, you will want to make your LinkedIn Profile available in both languages.

To create your profile in another language:
Click the Me icon at top of your LinkedIn homepage.
Click View profile.
Click Add profile in another language on the right rail.
Choose a language from the dropdown list and update your first name and last name if they’re different in the new profile’s language.

As you continue to adjust your main profile, make sure to remember to adjust the same information in the second language.

You can also delete a secondary language profile by selecting the language from the drop down list. Just select “Delete this profile link” and click Delete.

Reasons to keep your LinkedIn Profile updated

Once you have created your LinkedIn account there are not too many occasions where you will have to give your profile a complete makeover. But it is important to keep it updated and review it regularly as circumstances do change for every professional. Plus when contacts visit your profile, you want to make sure how you are representing yourself offline matches your online presence. If someone Googles your name, your LinkedIn profile will most likely show up high on a search.

Updating your LinkedIn profile regularly ensures that you provide the latest information about your accomplishments, education, and projects. It also gives you a chance to review areas of your profession you may be missing. Are you lacking certain certifications or have not gotten involved in a certain groups?  Like a resume, you want to ensure the person viewing your profile know who you are and your accolades. Have you received recommendations from people you have recently worked with or a project just completed? When reviewing your profile, it is a great time to goal set since we are all a work in progress.

Creating the right headline for your LinkedIn Profile

A LinkedIn headline is the short description that appears right below your name on your profile. It is the first thing that gets noticed by visitors when they land on your profile. The best headlines get viewers to read more and leads to them taking further action.  Here are a few ways of correctly creating a LinkedIn Headline for your profile:
  • Be clear, compelling and specific.
  • Keep your LinkedIn headline simple.
  • Use keywords and be creative.
  • Be specific with your specialization.
  • Remember you can change your profile to suit the situation.

If you are not clear how important the headline is to your LinkedIn profile, take the time to read more here.