PSA: LinkedIn Profiles With These 5 Qualities Get the Most Attention

You're not the only one toying with the idea of switching jobs. According to the 2017 State of the American Workplace report from Gallup News, a whopping 51% of employees are actively searching for new job opportunities. But this doesn't come as a surprise to recruiters—especially because they know that January and February are the busiest months for job hunters.

Don't be deterred by the torrent of applicants, though. According to LinkedIn Career Expert Blair Decembrele, there are a few quick and easy ways to ensure your profile stands out. She shares that the most visited LinkedIn profiles follow a formula. According to her, ideal LinkedIn profiles include a clear and cropped profile picture, highlighted "soft skills," volunteer experience, strong professional recommendations, and a career summary. But don't worry—it doesn't take long to make these five changes to your profile. (Trust us—the payoff is worth it.)