Friday, March 21, 2014

10 Ways to Finally Get a Recruiter’s Attention on LinkedIn

by Tony Restell

You’ve finally finished your LinkedIn profile, and are patiently waiting for recruiters to call. But after weeks without a bite, you wonder if there is anything you can do to improve the performance of your LinkedIn profile.

And there is!

A LinkedIn profile can easily be improved that you stand out from your peers. Let’s look at a few ways to capture recruiters’ attention with 10 expert tips for creating an outstanding LinkedIn profile.

1. Your Image Is Everything

2. Strong Summary Standout

3. Make It Job Search Friendly

4. Endorsements vs. Testimonials

5. Are You Connected Enough?

Experts recommend that you shoot for around 350-500 connections on LinkedIn. This enables you to be part of enough industry networks who will include recruiters looking for people with our skillsets. So, get out there and make strategic connections to build up your circle of influence.

***  I say 501 is the number to shoot for so that it shows the 500+ in the connections area.

Read more on ways 1-5, ways 6-10, and the complete article

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