Improve Your LinkedIn Profile
Keeping up with social media can seem time-consuming and monotonous. Good news for you, it doesn’t have to be. Making sure the little things in your LinkedIn are updated can be the difference between getting the job and not getting the job.
When it comes to LinkedIn, it is necessary to stay on top of it.
1. Profile Picture
Having a professional picture that emits confidence and trustworthiness it the way to go. You want to impress your potential employers from the moment they lay eyes on you, even if that’s through the internet. Delete cropped group picture. Avoid the selfies.
2. Update Responsibilities, Jobs, and Contact Information
Having updated contact information is a given. An employer can’t contact you if they can’t get a hold of you.
Keeping your jobs update to date with detailed experience allows employers to see if you match with their position. If you don’t update it, you could miss out on an opportunity. You could look unqualified. List company names, dates, and responsibilities. Don’t cut yourself short on your experience. List technologies used, certifications, projects worked on, accomplishments and promotions, etc.
3. Customized URL
It doesn’t hurt or help you by having the long many numbered URL. However, it is more appealing to have it say your first and last name. It gives you a clean and professional look. Furthermore, it makes it easier to send people to your profile.
Click on profile
Click edit profile
Click edit right under your photo
4. Endorse Skills and be Endorsed
It goes both ways. By endorsing other people, you are more likely to be endorsed. Keep your skill relevant to your career path. Many recruiters will type in a skill type and search based on that. With endorsements, you gain credibility.
5. Join Groups
Do not just join groups mindlessly. Join groups that are interesting you. To improve your LinkedIn, it is necessary to participate in them. Build your networking among your desired industry and job titles.
6. Add Location
Many times recruiters look for local talent before branching out. By having your location listed, it can give you a leg up on the competition.