As we start off this short week I would like to provide you with some of what I thought to be useful tips for all job seekers wanting to know about the right ways of finding jobs through LinkedIn.
The amount of advice and “valuable” tips out there concerning ways to better your profile for people in the market place who want to discover new jobs on LinkedIn is literally never ending. So I have broken down the abundant tips that I found from the internet and strategically chose to share with you the ones that will help you the most with how to go about finding jobs through LinkedIn.
Finding jobs on LinkedIn can definitely be a daunting task, however it can also be a fairly easy and stress-free. How you wonder? The fact of the matter is that the more complete your LinkedIn profile is, the better the chances are of recruiters finding you. Completing your profile is not only vital for your appearance in searches, but it is also imperative for when recruiters actually click on your profile. Recruiters want to know about your skills, achievements and experience so don’t take shortcuts, rather fill out everything in detail so you can secure your chances of finding jobs through LinkedIn. LinkedIn will measure the “completeness” of your profile as you work and offer ideas on how to make it stronger.
Choosing the perfect profile picture for your LinkedIn account can truly help you with finding jobs through LinkedIn. To achieve this you will need to pick an image that is clear, friendly, and appropriately professional. If you can show yourself in action, do it. Onsite working pictures are a great way to sell yourself professionally. People sometimes forget that a photo can go a long way to convey passion, energy, charisma, empathy, and other soft skills that are hard to write about.
This tip highlights that if you want to increase your results with regards to finding jobs through LinkedIn, when possible include numbers and case studies that prove your success. An example of this would be to state that you have helped more than 40,000 business people….etc. Never underestimate the power of a few key stats to impress a reader.
Because recruiters exclusively use the current title box to search for candidates, (otherwise they’d have to sort through thousands of candidates who held a certain role) listing the past positions you’ve held in the experience section but show nothing current, you’ll probably get missed in most searches.
When a networking member compliments you for doing a great job, request that he / she take a snapshot of that success by writing a recommendation on LinkedIn. There is no need to be afraid of specifying what you’d like the recommender to focus on.