LinkedIn is probably one of the best online platforms for candidate advocating so an up to date profile is essential.
it’s easy to update with the simple stuff but to get the attention you’re looking for, we have compiled a quick list of things you can do to improve your chances.
1. Make sure your headline shines
Your headline doesn’t need to mention what you’re currently doing – it should reflect what you’re looking for and why you’re the one employers need.
2. Treat your profile like a CV
Your profile is the place you need to sell yourself. Highlight your accomplishments and best qualities. Make sure that your experience section talks abundantly about your previous roles – bullet points take up less space but allow you to include more information.
3. Have a great profile photo
A professional photo can say a thousand words so make sure you put some effort into making yourself look approachable and friendly. Work specific action shots (where possible) also work well.
4. Using target words in your summary
Recruiters usually have specific words and phrases that they will use to search for candidates. You can use a word cloud tool like Word it out to pull out the most popular words and scatter them throughout your experience and summary. This will make it easier for recruiters to find you.
5. Make sure that you can be found
It’s easy to set up a great looking profile and write all the right things but what use is it if no one can find it?!
Be sure to include your email address, your twitter handle or any other links to places you’d like to be found.
Apply these simple but effective updates to your LinkedIn profile and see if you notice any positive differences.