Buzzwords – you know, the ones you hear and see online and on resumes all the time. They are also the words that fall on deaf ears and are glossed over by people because they have been overused and lost their meaning. As a recruiter or hiring manager, you likely come across these words and phrases all too often, especially on LinkedIn profiles. While people use buzzwords to match job descriptions and hopefully gain the attention of recruiters, they can actually have the opposite effect.
Prior to using any social platform, especially LinkedIn, where you are making connections with people who could have an impact on your career, it’s a good idea to make sure you know how to use the site properly, and perhaps more importantly, know the faux pas and big no-no’s for interacting on LinkedIn.
Social media has become an essential recruiting tool, and LinkedIn is leading the way. 94% of recruiters use LinkedIn to find potential candidates and seek out recruiting opportunities, and about three quarters of recruiters plan to invest more into social recruiting in the coming years.
For job seekers, having an optimized LinkedIn profile is your best bet to being found for a new opportunity… and even if you’re not job searching, you never know what connections or opportunities are out there. I spend a lot of time looking for candidates on LinkedIn, and I’m sharing the 4 fastest and easiest LinkedIn profile fixes that will help you get found by a headhunter.