Quick Tips to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile

Fi​rst things first. If you’re not using LinkedIn for your job search, you’re behind the times. 94% of recruiters use, or plan to use social media for recruiting. This number has increased steadily for the last 6 years. (Source: Jobvite)
  1. ​Optimize your exposure by customizing your headline to state your expertise.
  2. Don’t put “Seeking Employment” or “Looking for New Opportunity” in your headline. Recruiters often seek employed (passive) candidates and may pass you over.
    • ​​Note: it will make you stand out if you have a reflection of your personal brand and expertise, instead of a job title.
  3. ​Your summary is your showcase. Write a first person narrative about your brand and story, highlights and goals. People want to do business with people, not skills on a page, so human voice is best. It should not be just a copy/paste of your resume.
  4. ​Request recommendations, post pictures of your results, and provide statistics about your achievements to build credibility.
  5. Have a fully completed profile. Completed profiles are viewed more than incomplete profiles.
  6. Expand your network and increase your chances of being found by industry leaders and recruiters. It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.
  7. Join relevant groups.
  8. Follow leaders in your industry.
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