What does a good profile need?

What does a good profile need?

Your XING profile is your online business card, so we recommend you take the time to fill it out and keep it up to date. You should pay particular attention to the following points:

Profile photo

Your photo is key to making a good first impression, so choose a photo where you’re easy to recognize and have a friendly expression. As with any of your profile data, you can change your photo as often as you like.


The portfolio feature offers you a number of great ways to showcase yourself professionally on XING.

Profile details

This section is important because the information you enter here helps other people to find you and also makes it easier for us to provide you with suitable job ads, group and event suggestions, etc.

  • Add your skills to the “Haves” section. If you’re a freelancer, you should also list your products and services.
  • Use the “Wants” section to let people know whether you’re on the lookout for new projects, contacts, discussions with people from your industry, etc.
  • The “Interests” section gives you an opportunity to list things you’re interested in both professionally and privately. This also helps us to provide you with suitable group and event suggestions.

Professional experience section

Here you should build up a list of the places where you’ve worked in the past together with a description of your duties so visitors to your profile can see your career up until now.

Educational background section

Enter where you studied in the university field as well as the main areas of study to showcase your expertise.


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