LinkedIn is a great place to connect with potential employers, look for a career, and network with like-minded people. How recruiters, hiring managers, and potential employers view you depends heavily on your LinkedIn profile. Here are the top 5 suggestions for making your LinkedIn profile shine.
Choose the right profile picture
Make sure you can clearly see your face in the shot because that is the first thing people will notice. Select a decent, plain background and dress like you normally would for work. Make every effort to appear approachable and kind.
Make your headline more than just a job title
Despite the fact that your job title may sound sophisticated, highlighting your value proposition in the headline field can have a significant impact.
Show the effect you have in your position, the motivation behind your actions, or the people you're attempting to assist. Use key phrases and strategic words related to your line of work.
Create an interesting summary
You have the opportunity to share your own narrative in the summary area. Therefore, you should illustrate it with examples of how and why your qualifications and experience make you a fascinating person. To demonstrate your objectives, include a sentence outlining what you're looking for next.
Post new content
LinkedIn is placing an increasing emphasis on content. People increasingly share amusing personal experiences that appeal to consumers because they are relatable. Try creating one piece every month where you showcase your thoughts on your industry or even a personal story. This will demonstrate your level of commitment and encourage interaction, which strengthens your ties.
Take a skills assessment
In the Skills section of LinkedIn, they've added a skills assessment tool that lets you highlight both your soft and hard skills. These range from office programmes and Adobe to communication and problem-solving tools. You answer 15 multiple-choice questions on a test. If you do well on the test, you'll rank in the top 30% of LinkedIn users and receive a badge that you may display on your profile. These are especially beneficial because they show up recruiters’ searches.
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