Regardless of whether you’re an active LinkedIn member or hardly ever access your account, your LinkedIn profile is a reflection of your reputation.

While your LinkedIn profile doesn't tell us everything about you, it gives people an informative snapshot. Furthermore, what you might not realize is that your profile may not accurately reflect your skills and experiences, which could potentially impact your reputation.

Our LinkedIn profiles are largely a representation of how we see ourselves, or at least how we want others to see us. Though we are in control of most of the content displayed on our profiles, there are a few components such as recommendations and skills that allow your connections to validate. These endorsements, whether accurate or not, further validate your online reputation.

So, it could be time to sit down, sign in and shine up your personal brand. You may be surprised how many opportunities open up for you when you spend more time on LinkedIn.