Utilising LinkedIn and other forms of social media is vital when job hunting for your next career move…it is not simply about updating your resume and then applying…
During your job search, be smart and enable Recruiters & Employers to find you!
In the past we have suggested key overall LinkedIn profile improvements, however the below are the key items that will get you not only make you visible to Recruiters and Employers but will also verify your that you are their ideal candidate and make sure that they can follow-up with you directly!
Keywords that fit your Skills and Experience
Put yourself in the shoes of a Recruiter and potential Employers to find out what are their keywords. You can find keywords that they use by investigating job adverts for your current and past role…you shouldn’t apply for these roles but it will enable you to identify the key skills and industry specific words that they would use when searching for talent that best suits their job opportunity.
Once you have a list, build these words into your LinkedIn profile and resume. This will ensure that they are quickly able to detect that you are the right type of person for their current opportunity. – Communicating your relevant skills, exposure & experience is key!
This comes down to personal choice, however if you don’t have an up to date e-mail address and mobile number, the truth is that in a fast paced recruiting environment, you may miss out on hearing a hot job opportunity.
Having your details visible, ensures that they can contact you as soon as they review your profile and qualify your skills set and experience.
Country and Industry
Just like keywords that represent your skills and experience, having your country and industry entered in your profile will widen that chances of coming up high on a Recruiters and potential Employers search results.
Recommendations will further validate to them that you are a potential candidate that has a proven track record in your current and previous positions.
Having consistent information on both your resume and LinkedIn profile will strengthen your personal brand and eliminate mixed messages.
So what are you waiting for? Go straight to your LinkedIn profile now to ensure you are not missing out on job opportunities!
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