August 24, 2020

If you’re looking for work, make sure your LinkedIn profile is up to date, and as complete as you can possibly make it!  Here are a few quick tips to help you optimize your LinkedIn profile:

Photo: Keep it professional. You probably shouldn’t use the same profile picture that you would use on Facebook or other social media platforms.

Headline: Keep the headline specific, and make it an actual job title. This is a searchable field, recruiters often use this to find candidates for specific jobs. However, your headline does not have to be your current job title. So, if you want to work as a logistics coordinator, or a warehouse supervisor, make that your headline.

Show Recruiters You’re Open: Recruiters have access to tools built into LinkedIn that your boss does not. If you’re looking for a new role, you can click this without fear of discovery by your employer.

About: Keep the “about” section fairly brief, and make sure the important points fit on the top three lines, as that’s all most people (including recruiters) will ever look at.

Experience: List selected accomplishments and achievements, as you would on a resume. Don’t make the mistake of just listing duties and responsibilities.

Skills: Recruiters look for people that have specific skills listed on their profile. If you’re not using this section in LinkedIn, make sure you do!

Bonus Tip: Make sure you’re active on the platform! The more you engage, the higher your visibility. Put a like on interesting posts. Write comments. Reply to other’s comments. Share posts. Create your own content.

Be strategic in building your network! For more on this subject, click here: 

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