You have probably noticed that very lucrative jobs are being advertised on LinkedIn these days.
It can be tempting to hit the “Apply Now” button and potentially be in the running for a job with better conditions, more interesting challenges, better perks and more responsibility.
However, if your LinkedIn profile looks boring and neglected, then doing so is unlikely to get attention of recruiters.
The good news is, you can significantly increase your chances of getting a job through LinkedIn if you invest some time to breath life back into your profile.
If you have time to do a comprehensive revamp of your profile, that’s great.
But if you’re short on time, you can still add a healthy dose of professionalism to your profile in less time than it takes you to grab a coffee.
4. Rewrite Your Summary.
When you’re writing your profile you try to showcase your skills – because that’s what you think recruiters care about, right?
That’s true, but it’s also true that one of the key factors which recruiters use to make hiring decisions is culture fit.
In other words, potential employers want to know if your personality will suit their team and whether your motivations are in line with philosophy of the company as a whole.
It means you must ensure that your summary communicate a healthy dose of your personality. Unlike a resume, it shouldn’t sound dry and mechanical.
5. Publish A LinkedIn Article (BONUS).
OK, this is a bonus because it should take you longer than 15 minutes.
However, I’m including it here because it will add huge amounts of authority and credibility to your personal brand.
LinkedIn recently opened its publishing platform to every one of its members. It which means you can now publish blog posts directly on your profile.
If you’re a manager at a law firm, for example, you could write an article which discusses the intricacies of moving from in-house to private practice and provides solutions to common problems. A recruiter who is taking a closer look at your profile is likely to notice it and take a closer look to find out more about how you think.