Think of LinkedIn as your resume, whatever you would want to include on a resume, you want to include on LinkedIn. Therefore, including your experience is paramount to the success of your profile, and, ultimately, your career.
Even if you worked as a receptionist or a waitress for a few years before landing your first full-time job, highlight every skill that can be applied to the workforce. Whether its teamwork, customer service, or organization, position your past experience in a way that shows you've learned valuable skills for the workforce, says Fisher.
The data backs it up, too; you're 12 times more likely to be viewed on LinkedIn if you have more than past positions listed, according to statistics from LinkedIn. "[Be] thoughtful about how you're framing it up, and [focus] on what you can apply and how you use those skills to accomplish your goals," says Fisher.