You can't impress a recruiter with a garden variety LinkedIn profile. Check out our expert advice and land that dream job!
While LinkedIn is an excellent networking tool, it can also be invaluable in making recruiters spot you and helping you land your dream job. So, just like you’d update your resume, you should also make sure your LinkedIn profile is up-to-date and stands out from the crowd.
This post will show you the steps you can follow to make your LinkedIn attractive to recruiters.
Let’s dive in!
The expression, first impressions last, is just as true for your LinkedIn profile as it is for any other interaction you have with a recruiter. So, you should make sure you get it right. To do this, you should:
Next up is your experience section. Here, you should list all the jobs on your resume in your experience section. While you don’t have to provide as much detail about every job as you do in your resume, you should describe what you did and what you accomplished in every position you’ve held.
Your experience section proves that you have a track record, immediately making you more interesting to recruiters.
Showcasing your skills is one of the easiest things you can do on LinkedIn. You just need to scroll through the list of skills and find those most relevant to you. Yet, despite the simplicity, beefing up your skills section can have a significant payoff.
For one, it gives more detail about the skills and expertise you’ve set out in your headline and summary. Also, listing your skills gives others the ability to endorse your skills. Take care, however, to not go overboard and rather list only those skills relevant to the position you’re aiming for.
Finally, you should be consistent in updating and refreshing your profile. Besides building your personal brand on LinkedIn, it also shows that you stay updated on industry trends. Lifelong learning is the new standard; show recruiters that you’ll keep growing.
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