Job search methods have evolved over the last few years. When I started working in recruitment 11 years ago, job boards were the most popular method of looking for a job.
However, if you rely too much on job boards, you could be looking for a job for a very long time.
Today’s job market requires job seekers to be more proactive in their networking – and LinkedIn is the perfect resource to help you do that.
Once you have a fully complete LinkedIn profile, it will help you get noticed by the people (hiring managers, recruiters, others in your filed) who can help you find your next job.
However, for that to happen, you’ll need to ensure your profile communicates the right information.
I’ve prepared the LinkedIn profile checklist for you below:
Tailor your headline to your target audience
By default, your LinkedIn profile headline displays your current job title and employer, but if you want your profile to be noticed, you should use it as an opportunity to promote yourself.
Often a job title doesn’t detail the particular sector or industry you’re in or the type of work you do, so add it.
For example, you may be a Sales Executive, but you can tie in that you’re a Pharmaceutical Sales Executive – Consistently Ranked Top Performer.
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