You spend a lot of time building your career. This helps build your personal brand.
Emphasizing your career development and personal brand is important. It helps you stand out from the competition and show the value you provide employers.
Keeping your LinkedIn profile current is an important part of your career development. Showing your personal brand attracts recruiters. Connecting with recruiters opens up new opportunities that can move your career forward.
Follow these guidelines to edit your LinkedIn profile and get noticed by recruiters.
Update Your Photo
Use a recent, professional headshot. Wear what you would wear to work. Smile with your eyes. This helps form a positive impression on recruiters.
Make Your Headline Descriptive
Ensure your headline shows your personality. This includes how you view your position and what you enjoy most about your work. Consider looking at the LinkedIn profiles of employees in similar roles for ideas.
Summarize Your Story
Emphasize what your skills are and why they matter. Include how your skills impacted your current and previous employers. Show recruiters how you can provide value for your next employer.
List Your Skills
Include your skills that are relevant to your industry. This provides support for your Headline and Summary sections. It also lets others endorse you. Recruiters look for relevant skills when sourcing candidates for opportunities.
Detail Your Projects
Include information about the biggest, most relevant projects you worked on. Include your quantifiable results and their impact on the company. Share links to any content or materials you created. Providing examples of your projects encourages recruiters to share opportunities with you.
Include your own and others’ content on your LinkedIn profile. Comment on others’ content and respond to comments on your own work. Demonstrate you are a thought leader in your industry. Recruiters look for leaders when reaching out to candidates.
Complete a Skills Assessment
Earning a Verified Skills badge for your LinkedIn profile shows your skill level. This strengthens your personal brand and increases your attraction to recruiters. It also elevates your odds of being hired.
Showcase Professional Development
Complete LinkedIn Learning courses and add the certificates to your profile. This shows you prioritize ongoing learning and career growth. Recruiters look for this characteristic when sourcing candidates.
Build Your Network
Connect with other professionals in your industry. Regularly interact with them to stay current on the latest news, developments, and trends. This shows recruiters you value knowledge and collaboration.
Endorse former colleagues, coworkers, managers, and supervisors for their skills. These professionals likely will endorse your skills as well. Endorsements are important to recruiters looking to fill roles.
Personal testimonials share what working with you is like. Asking your current and former colleagues, coworkers, managers, and supervisors to provide recommendations further enhances your value to employers. Having recommendations encourages recruiters to connect with you for opportunities.
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