How To View and Check Your Own LinkedIn Profile Page

Your LinkedIn profile represents your professional brand and image. It’s important to regularly view and check your profile to ensure it conveys the right message to connections, recruiters, and potential employers. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to view your LinkedIn profile just as others see it, along with tips to optimize your profile.

View Your Profile from Another’s Perspective

To view your profile exactly as others see it:

  1. Click on your profile icon in the top right corner
  2. Select Settings & Privacy
  3. Click on Visibility in the left sidebar
  4. Click on Edit your public profile

This will display your profile from an external viewer’s perspective.

Alternatively, you can:

  • Copy your profile URL (e.g.
  • Paste it in an incognito browser window

This also shows your public profile view.

Check Profile Completeness

LinkedIn displays a Profile level meter showing completeness of your profile. A more complete profile has better visibility in searches.

To view your profile completeness:

  1. Click on your profile icon
  2. Select View Profile
  3. Check your Profile level under the Suggested for you section
  4. Follow prompts to add missing sections and reach All-Star level

Key sections to add: Photo, Location, Industry, Education, Position, Skills, Summary

Review Profile Analytics

Analyze profile analytics to understand visibility and engagement.

To view analytics:

  1. Turn on Creator Mode if not already enabled
  2. Click the Home icon
  3. Select Analytics & tools

Key analytics sections:

  • Combined post analytics: Performance of your posts and content
  • Audience analytics: Follower growth and demographics
  • Who viewed your profile: Recent profile visitors

Check Public Profile Visibility

Manage what’s visible to public viewers not logged into LinkedIn via Public profile settings:

  1. Click on your profile icon
  2. Select Settings & Privacy
  3. Click on Visibility
  4. Scroll down and toggle sections on/off under Edit Public Profile

Control visibility of sections like photo, education, skills etc.

Use Private Browsing

LinkedIn offers private browsing so others don’t see your name when you view their profile. To enable:

  1. Click your profile icon
  2. Select Settings & Privacy
  3. Click Visibility
  4. Under Profile viewing options, choose Private mode

This will show as “LinkedIn Member” when you view other profiles.

Optimize Profile for Searches

To boost discoverability in searches, add keywords and skills that describe your experience and expertise.

Profile optimization tips:

  • Include industry keywords, skills and job titles
  • Emphasize accomplishments and quantifiable results
  • Showcase certifications and awards
  • Use bullet points and formatting for easy skimming
  • Check for typos, formatting issues and broken links

Continuously refine your profile to keep it updated and engaging for your professional audience on LinkedIn. By regularly viewing your own profile as others see it and monitoring analytics, you can shape the right perception and stand out from the crowd.