LinkedIn is undoubtedly one of the most effective tools for recruiting recruiters. If you are looking for a job, or even if you are open to exploring new career options, your LinkedIn profile needs to be optimized to attract recruiters.
When was the last time you looked at or updated your LinkedIn profile? Not sure? You could be missing out on career opportunities without even knowing it.
LinkedIn is the best tool to use online to connect with recruiters, find potential career opportunities, and network. Here are some key rules to make your LinkedIn profile worth checking out:
No one wants to read huge chunks of text on your profile. Too much information is a turn off for recruiters. They don’t have the time to read it, and it may be a sign you are trying hard to make up for shortcomings. Keep all sections of your profile, especially your summary, to the point.
Write your profile in a way to make it easy to skim. Use headers and bullet points to break up text and make it easy to read.
Saying you are good at something is one thing, but being able to back it up with stats and other contextual information provides more insight for readers. When possible use numbers and stats to share the outcome of your successes. This is what recruiters want to see.
If you want to attract recruiters to your profile, you need to make it easy to find. This means using keywords in the headline, header sections, and other important areas of your profile. When you put the right keywords related to your skills in your profile headline, you will be easier to find when recruiters search for talent on LinkedIn.
One of the biggest mistakes people make is waiting to update their profile until they are ready to start looking. A great LinkedIn profile is always updated with the most relevant information. You never know when someone could be looking for someone with your skills and experience.
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As a member of the IQ PARTNERS Financial Services & Insurance practice, Steven specializes in the recruitment of Accounting and Finance professionals. He supports a large network of candidates as a LinkedIn Profile Expert and Career Coach. Steven helps organizations find great people. He helps people find their path.