We all know that LinkedIn is a prime place to look for jobs online. There are a lot of resources for people looking to make a career move. It is a great place to connect with recruiters and potential employers. And, if you have a stellar LinkedIn profile, it can do a lot of the work for you. If you have a great profile, recruiters and employers in your industry will reach out to you.
So, when was the last time you did a LinkedIn profile check-up? A lot has changed in the past couple of years. If you are thinking about testing the waters and looking for a new opportunity, you need to revisit your LinkedIn profile.
Our Toronto recruiters offer these tips to help you maximize the effectiveness of your LinkedIn profile.
Your profile needs to be up to date. If you are actively looking for a job, you should be clear about the types of opportunities you are open to. For example, are you open to a remote role? Do you prefer to work from home? Are you open to contract roles? Update your preferences to reflect what you are looking for in your next job.
What story does your summary tell about you? Use this space to get the attention of recruiters and potential employers. Use it to tell the story of your successes, unique skills, and what makes you a top talent in your industry.
The types of skills companies are looking for are changing. Are you tech-savvy? Can you code? Make it known on your profile. Make sure your profile is reflective of the skills employers want and need.
Connections matter. The more people you are connected with, the more likely you will be able to find a job opportunity. You’ll have more exposure for your profile. But it’s not just in quantity. While having over 500 connections will make your profile look more professional, focus on adding connections that can add value for you.
Adding endorsements and recommendations to your profiles are votes of confidence for you as a professional. They are a pseudo-reference. A few great recommendations from the right people can help you get more attention from recruiters.
These are some of the many things you should address to make your LinkedIn profile stand out. Give it a thorough review to make sure it ticks off all the boxes.
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Priscilla is a Recruitment Consultant whose primary focus is recruiting for contract positions within the IT, Finance, and HR functions. With more than four years of experience as a specialized contract recruiter, within the IT & Finance sectors, Priscilla truly enjoys what she does. She loves that recruitment allows her to meet amazing new people every day, and is thrilled when she can make someone’s day by letting them know they GOT THE JOB!