LinkedIn is a fantastic platform to expand your business connections, search for jobs, and reach out to potential employers. With extensive job listings, and the ability to give and receive endorsements and testimonials, it’s the perfect place to land a new job. To get the attention you want on LinkedIn, your profile has to be top notch.
Here are a few tips from Fast and Focused Resume Service to help you make your LinkedIn profile stand out:
Use Professional Photographs
Your profile and background photos are a great opportunity to make your LinkedIn page stand out. If you’re searching for a job in media or creative communications, it’s a chance to show off your photography skills. Use close-up shots where your face is clearly visible, and avoid publishing inappropriate photos.
Keep Your Profile Up to Date
Your LinkedIn page is only useful if it’s accurate. To make it easier for employers to find you, ensure your location information and recent job descriptions are up to date. Keep your page active by sharing articles relevant to your field, updating your professional headline, or reaching out to new connections. LinkedIn provides the option of making any changes public, so employers will be notified of updates to your page.
Write a Creative Summary
A summary riddled with jargon and buzzwords will turn away employers faster than you can imagine. Your summary should reveal something about your personality—not just your work experience. Avoid using “me,” “my,” and “I,” and don’t be afraid to add a little humour or colour to the text.
Add Media to Your Descriptions
Amazingly, LinkedIn allows you to add links and media to job descriptions. Use videos, photographs, or links to past-published work to keep employers lingering on your page. It will increase traffic to your site, and show that you pay attention to detail.
Fill in the Skills Section
The “skills” section of LinkedIn is one commonly forgotten. This part of the page is a great opportunity for you to display your unique skillset relevant to your desired position. The skills directly affect your search rankings, and can be endorsed by connections on LinkedIn.
Pay Attention to Spelling
Regardless of the industry you work in, it’s crucial your LinkedIn profile contains no spelling errors. Just like a paper-copy resume, LinkedIn profiles with punctuation or spelling errors are immediately disregarded. The professionals at Fast and Focused Resume Service will ensure your profile is squeaky clean.
A high-quality LinkedIn profile is just as important as a paper-copy resume. With help from Fast and Focused Resume Service, you can expect to reel in more interviews, become a stronger candidate, and maximize interview follow-ups. For more information about our LinkedIn coaching or resume writing services, get in touch today!