There are so many popular social networks online which help us to connect with world. Social networks not only help us stay in touch with friends/family, it also helps us make new professional contacts….
One of the best social network website is LinkedIn. It is the best platform to create new connections which can be helpful for you to grow your small/big business or to get better placement.
LinkedIn provides you vast options to create an amazing Linkedin profile to attract employers and achieve your professional goals….
If you are already on LinkedIn and still not getting any professional benefits from it then the major cause might be your profile…
Employers/ recruiters on LinkedIn don’t meet you personally, so when they are looking for any candidate they look for an impressive Linkedin profile…
Thus, it’s important that you should present your profile in best professional way possible..
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5 Important Linkedin Profile Tips For Getting a Job.
Detail Profile :
These days finding job is a just click away 🙂
Days are gone when you need to search newspapers and keep visiting offices with your resume, now you can use online contacts to get better job and present much more than a simple resume.
Linkedin also provides you an option to create a profile, which is better than just a resume.
It’s always better to provide proper information in your summary like your passion, key skills, special achievements, qualifications/certifications, stats of your work like achieved 20% more sales than expected, etc……
But while writing summary or other details, then make sure that you keep it to-the-point, but includes all vital details.
LinkedIn also provides you option of having a customized URL rather than having a default one.
Like, when you create a profile on LinkedIn, then your default URL might be:
Such URLs are not easy to remember, thus we can customize this URL easily.
To customize URL of your profile, go to Setting then click on Edit Public Profile and lastly click on Create Your Custom URL….
Isn’t it quick? So now your customized URL can be like:
Headline and Photo :
As I mentioned earlier that recruiters can’t see you personally or your personality so you need to keep in mind that first thing they will notice about your profile would be your photo and headline, thus you need to be very careful while writing headline.
Headline is the first thing which would be noticed by recruiter and later the summary details, so it need to catchy enough to make read your full Linkedin profile.
Instead of just job title, try to add your specialty which makes you better than others. People who search for candidate don’t have much time to read each and every profile, so you need to attract them with headline.
Another thing is your profile picture and cover photo. I have seen many profile pictures where candidate added their party pictures and cover photo is too funky.
LinkedIn is a professional social network, not Facebook or Twitter where you love to flaunt your party pictures….
You need to have a decent picture, which is not blurred or badly edited. Like if you are a freelancer (writer) then you can add a photo of yours with laptop or you are working in your office…
Your picture says a lot about you and thus you need to give a professional touch to it.
Let See the Linkedin Profile Headline Tips In This Video
Avoid Fake Information:
It’s always good to describe only what you have achieved and where you have already worked, don’t try to add stuffs which you haven’t worked on.
There are many Job Seekers on Linkedin, who provides fake information to get a job…..
May be some might get chance to attract recruiters, but it’s not beneficial for long-term.
Thus, avoid providing wrong information and it would be good if you can even opt for recommendation from others.
Like, you can ask your current/ex clients to add testimony about the profits you made for them or how professional you are at your work, etc…
This will enhance your profile without faking anything.
Just like Facebook, Linkedin also provides you the options of building community via groups or posting status, liking or commenting other’s status.
I really like this feature because it gives you opportunity to connect with people of same field and if you keep posting useful and latest information in group or your own status then you can impress your target audience….
They will come to know your viewpoints or your skills. But make sure to update or comment only if you have something relevant or useful for others, not just for sake of staying active. You can either build your reputation or ruin it.
Link Linkedin to other social networks:
To get more exposure, you can add your LinkedIn-URL to your email signature or Twitter bio or even in Facebook details…
This way your contacts on other social media will get in touch with you on (LinkedIn Network) too and it will help you build new connections professionally too…
You can even post your Linked-In updates to your Tweets or vice-versa. When you add Linked-In URL to your email signature, then there are chances that your clients might connect you their and help you get contacts to people in your work field.
Isn’t LinkedIn having a lot of options to provide you maximum exposure for your career?
You just need to use it in effective way and create a stunning Linkedin profile so that you get noticed easily by employers….
There are a lot more options, but it won’t be possible to cover all of them here. I hope these 5 amazing linkedin profile tips for job seekers and professionals help you to get good job opportunities.
So, why don’t you explore a few more useful option and share with us in comments?