How to Make Your LinkedIn Profile the Best It Can Be!

22 June 2018

When you are looking for a job it can be very easy to forget about your LinkedIn Profile, quite often future employers and recruiters will look at your LinkedIn profile before they even give you call, you should have a stunning summary selling your accomplishments, projects, and skills as well as detailing your full career history.

Below we have listed a few ways to make your profile seriously shine - and start getting noticed by recruiters:

Put in the Time to Make it Awesome

The more complete your profile is the better the odds of employers and recruiters finding you, once they have found you they will be looking for your career history and skills. So, don’t be lazy, fill out every single section in your profile. LinkedIn measures the completeness of your profile so make sure it is at 100%.

Choose a Great Photo

Remember this is a photo a potential employer is going to see, choose a clear, friendly and professional image, a photo can portray a lot of soft skills that are hard to write about.

Write a Headline that Rocks

Your headline doesn’t have to be your job title and company, use that space to showcase your specialty and set yourself apart from the competition.

Make Sure Employers Can Find You

Add your email address to the contact information section of your resume, you don’t want to create this amazing LinkedIn profile to not be contactable. You’d be surprised how many people leave this off.

Be Exciting!

At the end of the day, the best candidates are those who are excited about what they do, make sure your LinkedIn profile shows your enthusiasm to succeed in what you do. Use your status line to announce activities you are involved in that are related to what you do. Connect with leaders in your industry and stand out from the crowd.

We hope that you found these tips useful, for more tips from our expert team from CV writing to interview coaching, contact MarkJames Search on 0118 4670671 (Reading), 01753 362 230 (Windsor) or email info@markjamessearch.com

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