Software developers are constantly learning new things, and should be updating their LinkedIn profile to reflect new experiences.\u00a0 The following examples of real LinkedIn profiles will help guide you on what to do (and not) when making over your qualifications and skills summary.\nMakeover tip #1: Choose a strong job title\nYour first, and perhaps biggest decision is what job title to use in the main section of your profile. \u00a0Here\u2019s a random selection of titles used by developers on LinkedIn.\u00a0 As you can see, there are a lot of wide-ranging options.\nIf you have a meaningful title, such as Chief Software Architect, use it.\u00a0 If not, consider something that shows your interest (i.e. web or UI developer) or specialization (i.e. Java software developer).\u00a0 The last two examples should be avoided because you can add specific languages and skills elsewhere, and they are more tactical than helpful.\u00a0\nMakeover tip #2: Get endorsements in specific areas\nEndorsements are easy to obtain, but ask for them in specific areas, programming languages, and major functions to really highlight your skills.\u00a0 This profile has a nice selection of programming languages and general categories \u2013 such as machine learning and software development.\nMakeover tip #3: List your projects\nThe examples here give you the feeling this person is a generalist who can build a variety of different websites and Intranets, clearly focused on the small business marketplace (which can be very demanding).\u00a0 If you have a lot of project work like this, don\u2019t be afraid to spell it out.\nMakeover tip #4: Describe the entire project\nThis developer shows a nice mix of actual coding, integration amongst various platforms, testing and the description of the finished project that was eventually deployed. You get an immediate sense of what this developer did, and how she saw the project from beginning to end.\u00a0\nMakeover tip #5: Show what you actually built\nThis developer took the time to list all of the sites he built. You can see that he has international experience, and using "my team" is an indication that he is not taking credit exclusively for building them. \u00a0He also took advantage of the "projects" section of the profile, and put together a wide range of applications too.\u00a0\nMakeover tip #6: Show your course work\nCourses are a good indication of your specialties, and motivation for advancing your skills.\u00a0 However, you might want to spell out the acronyms so that others can understand them.\u00a0\nMakeover tip #7: Join local developer specialty groups\nYou can see this person lives in the London area and has joined several of the programming groups relevant to his skill set. Another good way to expand your horizons is to look for local groups on Meetup.com.\u00a0 There are many groups that specialize in .Net, Java, PHP, iOS, Android and other languages or operating systems.\nMakeover tip #8: Participate in discussions\nSign up, and actively participate in a few discussion groups -- ask and answer questions in the forums, and try to be helpful and contribute to the community.\u00a0 If you are a frequent poster, you will be listed on the right-hand column of this section, which is also a good thing.\u00a0\nMakeover tip #9: List industry certifications\nMany industry certifications aren\u2019t worth the paper they\u2019re printed on, but if you have them, list them.\u00a0 This example shows that this person reached out to particular vendors, and got acquainted with their platforms.\u00a0\nMakeover tip #10: List your patents\nIf you have software patents, list them. They indicate a level of commitment you bring to your job.\u00a0\nMakeover tip #11: Share your GitHub links\nSome developers may remember the GitHub application that allowed them to share code on LinkedIn, but it is no longer available. However, that shouldn't stop you from sharing your code from GitHub by sharing links on your LinkedIn homepage, groups, etc.