Monday, April 28, 2014

Optimize your LinkedIn profile so jobs find you - 10 LinkedIn Tips

Cinnamon Pollard

Think of your LinkedIn profile as a digital version of your CV. It's a gateway to your personal brand so it needs to be complete, professional looking and optimised for maximum exposure.

LinkedIn has become an extremely useful tool for networking and is the sourcing tool of choice for recruiters. In the US 94 per cent of recruiters use LinkedIn for sourcing and recruiting.

It’s also the first place that potential recruiters and employers will look when they are considering you for a role.

These 10 tips will help you optimise your LinkedIn profile so that jobs find you:

1. It’s OK to be vain
Get your vanity URL. This is a custom URL with your name in it that points directly to your profile. Having your name in your vanity URL makes it more likely to appear in a Google search when someone searches for you. This makes it easier for recruiters to find you and share your information with prospective employers.

3. Have a keyword strategy

5. Add sections

Read more about these three LinkedIn Tips, all 10 tips, and the complete article

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