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5 LinkedIn Profile Tips for Job Seekers

 

With 92% of recruiters turning to Social Media to find the perfect candidate these are 5 simple steps you can implement today to make sure you’re not being over looked.

 

  • Write a Headline that Catches Notice 

LinkedIn automatically populates your headline with your current job title and employer, take the time to edit this and implement the following:

  • Use this space to show how you outshine the competition
  • Showcase what value you can add to a company
  • Differentiate yourself from the rest

 

  • Treat Your Profile Like Your Resume

Just like your actual resume, LinkedIn is a place to show off your accomplishments. Make sure your LinkedIn has the following;

  • Your experience section is clearly bullet pointed to showcase your big accomplishments.
  • Showcase any awards you won or problems you may have resolved for a company.

 

  • Include Projects, Volunteer Work and Languages

This is pretty straight forward but something a lot of job seekers over look.

  • Did you include any significant certifications you may have?
  • Do you speak more than 1 language?
  • Showcase any skills that will make you stand out from the competition.

 

  • Write Things In The First Person

Unlike your actual resume it is ok to write in the first person on your LinkedIn account.

  • For example on your resume you might say “Jeffery Smith is a dedicated Clinical Research…”
  • For example on your LinkedIn account it would make more sense to write that as “I’m a dedicated Clinical Research…”

 

  • Include a Current Job Entry, Even If You Are Unemployed

Most recruiters use the Current Title box to search for candidates; if you are leaving this blank you might be over looked. Here’s how to make sure this doesn’t happen to you.

  • Even if you are currently unemployed under the current position section you should list all the job titles you’re targeting.
  • After the job title you can add a phrase like “seeking new opportunity” or “Transitioning into…”

 

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Source:

https://www.themuse.com/advice/the-31-best-linkedin-profile-tips-for-job-seekers?ref=long-reads-1

http://www.adweek.com/digital/survey-96-of-recruiters-use-social-media-to-find-high-quality-candidates/

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