Tip #1: Be Professional at ALL Times- LinkedIn is a business social network and people expect things to always be professional.
Tip #2: Introductions on LinkedIn- Make sure you actually know the people you are connecting with so they can honestly vouch for your character.
Tip #3: Optimize your LinkedIn headline with a few keywords- Make it easy for someone who is clicking through profiles to understand what you are all about.
Tip #4: Have a Call-to-Action Summary- Have a clear Call-to-Action in your LinkedIn summary to tell prospective employers what you want. You should make it easy to see what you want so employers don't waste any time.
Tip #5: List Your Skills to Get Endorsements- Endorsements improve your search ranking on LinkedIn for the keywords listed in your Skills section. Endorse people you know so you can receive endorsements as well.
Tip #6: Complete All Parts of Your Profile- Set yourself apart from the competition by taking the time to complete all parts of your LinkedIn profile.
Tip #7: Make Connections- Always personalize your connection request on LinkedIn. You want to always make yourself stand out from everyone else.