Making an Impact on LinkedIn

Posted on: July 2nd, 2013 by staffnetinc

Employment recruiters use LinkedIn as their go-to resource to research a candidate when they are looking to fill a career position. With more than 200 million users, it is essential to make an impact with your LinkedIn profile if you are seeking employment and the following suggestions will help you with that:image of LinkedIn logo

  • USE A PROFESSIONAL LOOKING PHOTO OF YOURSELF. Do not use a photo that includes friends or has a cluttered background. Your photo should be a clear head shot of you dressed for success.
  • CREATE A STRONG HEADLINE. The default headline for a LinkedIn profile is your current or last employment. Change your headline to include key words relative to the career you seek.
  • MAKE SURE TO FILL OUT YOUR WORK HISTORY. Also include any achievements and competencies in full detail using terms relevant to your chosen field. Recruiters use keyword searches to find suitable candidates.
  • JOIN GROUPS RELATED TO YOUR CHOSEN FIELD. Participate in discussions that will highlight your professionalism.

Making an impact on LinkedIn takes some time and effort but will maximize your chances at finding your ideal career. Contact us at StaffNet, Inc, a professional Atlanta recruiter, to help you find the career of your dreams.

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