Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Should You Add a “Current” Job on LinkedIn When You’re Unemployed?


Newly unemployed – and considering whether you should add a “current” job to your LinkedIn Profile as a cover story?

You’ve probably heard you won’t rank in LinkedIn search results without a current job, or that you must attain a 100% complete Profile to be findable online.

However, there’s no need to panic or become overly creative – no matter what your situation or career level. You’ll simply need to respect employers’ need for truthful, helpful information, and then formulate an effective LinkedIn strategy.

Here are tips for handling your “unemployed” status on LinkedIn:

1 – How to add a “job-seeking” entry.

2 – How to justify omitting a current job entirely.

Read about tips 1,2, more tips, and the complete CareerRocketeer article

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