Recruiters are constantly scanning LinkedIn to find top candidates.
Having a below average profile, which is essentially your online resume, could mean you’re missing out on job opportunities.
If you maximise your LinkedIn profile you may not be looking for your next job, it could come and find you.
To help you get noticed on LinkedIn, we’ve put together a few helpful tips on how to stand out from the crowd.
Fill Out the Summary Section
The summary section on LinkedIn is a great place to showcase your achievements and professional goals. In fact, recruiters consider it the most important section of your profile, according to LinkedIn.
Use it to talk about your experience, motivations, interests and skills.
Use a Good, Professional Photo
Profiles that include a clear photo are much more likely to be viewed than those without one.
According to LinkedIn, a profile with a photo is nine times more likely to receive connection requests and messages.
Add Your Location
Lots of recruiters screen by location, they want people who are close to the jobs. By adding your city or country, you will boost your chances of being seen.
Create a Strong Headline
You have 120 characters under your name on your profile to sell yourself. If you can, don’t just mention your job title but show how you solve a problem.
Always Include Your Educational Background
By adding your school, college or university, hiring managers and former classmates are more likely to find you in searches.
Profiles with completed education fields receive 17 times more messages from recruiters.
List the Industry You Work In
To come up in relevant searches, you need to list the type of industry you work in, or the one you’d like to start working in.
It also helps LinkedIn connect you with the right job listings, events and trending articles.
List Your Current Position
Having an outdated profile can put recruiters off. They might think you haven’t updated your page, you aren’t active on the site and wouldn’t return their messages.
Updating your page is quick and easy to do, and it’s a great way to show your professional trajectory. Be sure to include your current title, company and start date.
Don’t Forget to List Your Skills
Employers are looking for people with skills, so listing as many as you can is a big help. According to LinkedIn, you should include five or more skills to showcase your different talents.
Endorse Some of Your Connections
If you endorse some of your connections, more often than not you will return the favour.
If your top skills start rising in endorsements your visibility will also start to improve.
Join a Networking Group
Joining relevant industry groups on LinkedIn is a great way to showcase your expertise. Recruiters will often search groups looking for strong candidates – show them you are one by proving thoughtful answers and comments.
Spelling and Grammar Check
Always check your writing for spelling and grammar errors, if a recruiter spots a mistake, they are more likely to move on to someone else.
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