Online Job Searching Tips For LinkedIN
Job searching online has two parts no one talks about: LinkedIN is getting busier than ever and online job-hunting tips are a dime-a-dozen!
According to LinkedIN, there’s over 930 million members in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.
That’s a lot of competition.
In light of this, we gathered a few basic profile tips to help you stand out in this crowded field.
So where do you start?
It starts with you, more specifically your profile.
Optimizing your online profiles on professional networking sites like LinkedIN and Indeed have never been more important!
How Can I Fill Out My LinkedIN Profile?
Let’s start with the basics. Here your basic settings for your profile:
- About Section
- Profession/Job Title
- Job Skills
Start small with changing just 3 sections in your profile!
LinkedIN Profile Best Practices
1. Change Your Headline
Right underneath your profile photo is a space that lets any visitor know who you are professionally. Add a little tagline like “Results oriented sales representative looking for new opportunities” (or something to that effect) and the skills you have acquired. Here’s a little formula if you can’t think of anything: How you describe yourself + job position + “looking for new opportunities!” + in (location where you’re jobhunting).
2. Update Your Skills and Assessments
Do you know how recruiters find you? When recruiters search, they will type in key skills. You want your profile to match what recruiters are looking for. Think of what responsibilities you have had in past internships or jobs. Type in your experience with Canva, writing email newsletters or customer service, Microsoft Excell etc. Make your profile match what recruiters are searching for!
3. Make your About Section About You!
Make your About Section clear that you love what you do! It’s okay do a little humble brag so share some accomplishments of what you’ve done. You can talk about how you started in your industry and add a few key words (skills, responsibilities etc) that are relevant your career. Then leave a call-to-action (“contact me for x,y,z”) that lets the reader know they can connect!
More Linkedin Job Searching Tips
Tip: Remember that your personal profile needs to be searchable in terms of key phrases since headhunters use key phrases in their search for talent! What terms, metrics, responsibilities and skills are common in your field and how can YOU apply these phrases to yourself?
Extra tip: Don’t use a selfie for your profile pic!
P.S Being successful is a matter of being prepared with luck comes your way. Oprah put it best..
“I believe luck is preparation meeting opportunity. If you hadn’t been prepared when the opportunity came along, you wouldn’t have been lucky.”
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