Enhance Your Attornify Profile for Greater Success
Here, we’ve compiled everything you need to know about tricking out your Attornify profile—from crafting a stunning summary to selling your accomplishments, cases, and skills—in one place. Read on for expert-backed ways to make your profile seriously shine—and start getting noticed by prospective clients.
Simply put, the more complete your profile, the better the odds that clients will find you in the first place. So, completeness is important from that standpoint. It’s also important after a recruiter has found you and decided to click on your profile: He or she wants to know what your skills are, where you’ve worked, and what people think of you. So, don’t get lazy—fill out every single section of your profile. The good news? The Attornify team will actually measure the “completeness” of your profile and offer suggestions on how to make it stronger.
Choose a clear, friendly, and appropriately professional image, and pop that baby up there. Not sure what “appropriately professional” means? Take a look around at what other attorneys in your specialty or business level are wearing. Match that.
Your headline doesn’t have to be your title and firm—in fact, especially if you’re looking for new clients, it shouldn’t be. Instead, use that space to succinctly showcase your specialty, value proposition, or your “so what?” The more specific you can be about what sets you apart from the competition, the better.
“Ideally, your summary should be around 3–5 short paragraphs long, preferably with a bulleted section in the middle. It should walk the reader through your work passions, key skills, unique qualifications, and a list of the various industries you’ve had exposure to over the years.” Career Horizons
“The summary section is your primo opportunity to showcase the good stuff about you, with your target audience in mind. Give ’em a little chance to get to know you. So what do you think the first impression is going to be if you craft your summary like some long, pompous speech? Or worse, craft it in the third person? They’re going to think you’re pretentious. And it’s going to be hard for that reviewer to get a feel for your personality and style. Be you here. Keep the brand message in line with all of your other professional marketing materials, but realize that LinkedIn is a platform designed for interaction.” JobJenny
“Your profile is not a resume or CV. Write as if you are having a conversation with someone. Inject your personality. Let people know your values and passions. In your summary, discuss what you do outside of work. You want people to want to know you.” Forbes
You’ll serve yourself well to market yourself as a high performer in your bio and career highlights section (think action words, accomplishments, talking about times you’ve been awarded).
“A picture truly is worth a 1,000 words, especially when it comes to showcasing your work. LinkedIn lets you add photos, videos, and slideshow presentations to your profile summary. So instead of just talking about your work, you can show examples. Or show yourself in action. Or share a presentation. Click ‘Edit profile,’ scroll down to your summary, then click on the box symbol, then ‘add file.’” Business Insider
Do you speak Mandarin? Have a wealth management certified certification? Volunteer for Dress for Success every weekend? Adding these is a great way to showcase your unique skills and experiences and stand out from the crowd.
If you have a blog, we highly recommend feeding your blog into your Attornify's Resource! Unlike your personal blog, our blog will display you, and encourage the reader to book you for a consultation should they need assistance. Have a huge blog? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know you would like us to share your blog posts on Attornify. Our team will be more than happy to copy over your articles.
With all the features Attornify has to offer, and without being restricted by the 8.5x11" confines of your resume, it can be tempting to display too much. And while details are good, there’s certainly a thing as too much. Step back, take a look at your profile, and see how it looks to an outside person. Is it enticing—or overwhelming? Make your statement and sell the reader as quick as possible.
The most exciting people to hire are the people who are the most excited about what they do. So, make sure your Attornify profile shows your enthusiasm and drive to help your clients. Attornify will do everything to promote you, but you at the end of the day have to sell yourself. Share your Attornify link on social media & your website. Promote your profile so we can do our job!