If you want to be noticed by a head-hunter or potential employer on Linkedin, you should think about these 7 questions before you craft your profile.
Your message must be clear, relevant to your audience, compelling enough to attract their attention.
Putting up a picture where you are wearing a birthday hat or a Halloween costume is just not appropriate for a professional profile.
Linkedin background banner is much underutilized. It’s a great place to display your personal brand. Make good use of it. You can use this free website www.canva.com to easily design your own banner. Keep it simple, use high resolution pictures that relevant to your job/industry, not too extravagant, include your contact information on the banner to make it easy for your audience to contact you.
You must have your job title, company, your value proposition in the headline to catch the eye of the head-hunters and hiring managers.
You must have the right dates that are in line with your CV. Moreover, it must include not only job title, company name but you can also add some major achievements.
so that you can beat the automation system as well as be found by recruiters and employers
Putting this out there will give the hiring managers an incentive to give you a fair chance.
(Not your personal hobbies) – It simply adds to talents you acquire and represents that you are specifically qualified for this position.
The recommendations are like your social proof online. It plays a role of inviting your readers want to know your more. It also gives confidence of those who are interesting in hiring you. Here is an excellent article by Liz Ryan on how to write a killer Linkedin recommendation which you can use it as a guideline when asking for recommendations.
e.g. projects, published research articles, etc.
share relevant posts, and write your own articles. Comment you industry influencer and peer’s posts.
If you are not in the searching person’s network, you won’t show up on their search results. It’s important to have a large network (1, 2, 3rd degree connection to the hiring/searching person). The more relevant connections you have, the wider your network will be so you will appear in more searches. How to do that: