How Your LinkedIn Profile Can Get You A job

LinkedIn is a trending go-to platform for the modern day job searcher. A LinkedIn profile does the same job that resumes do – bring you across as a potential candidate for jobs. To make the most out of your LinkedIn profile, you need to keep in the mind the following things that you are about to read in this article.

1. Your LinkedIn profile is more than a resume

Your LinkedIn profile demonstrates your skills. Make sure to describe your skills in the best possible manner. When using keywords to describe yourself, try to use specific professional keywords rather than using terms like responsible, hard-working, etc. This will make your profile unique and give you more exposure. Besides describing yourself through the summary section and other places, you can use videos and other content to describe the work you have done with your previous employer.

2. Create a complete profile

LinkedIn is a networking site for professionals. Hence, you have to make sure that you have a completed profile on LinkedIn. A completed LinkedIn profile receives more engagement than profiles which are not complete. Add your previous positions and make sure to include details of the work accomplished so far in your profile. To increase the chances of getting found by recruiters, make sure to have a catchy headline which is specific to your industry of work.

3. Showcase the right skills

You can display your skills on your LinkedIn profile. Make sure to showcase the relevant skills with your connections. You can get endorsements and recommendations from your connections. This helps you in establishing your credibility in front of other prospective connections. You can also buy endorsements from to give a boost to your LinkedIn profile.

4. Create and join groups

LinkedIn groups are an amazing way to socialise with professionals from and outside your industry. There are various types of groups ranging from industry specific to job type specific. When you join these groups, you get an opportunity to share your knowledge with others and gain some knowledge at the same time. This will make you accessible to recruiters who are following the group.

5. Grow your network

To successfully build a network on LinkedIn, you need to have a minimum of 50 connections on your profile. The more the connections, the better it is for your profile. Once you get more connections, your profile will start appearing on searches. Always use a personal message instead of a standard message when sending a new connection request.

6. Follow the companies you wish to work for

Following your dream company can help you stay updated with the developments happening in the company. You can get noticed about job vacancies from time to time. You can also learn about the company and their work culture through their LinkedIn page.

These were some of the things that can help you boost your profile visibility on LinkedIn and help you get a job. We hope you found this post useful and informative. If you have any queries or suggestions related to this post, please let us know about it in the comment section below. Thank you very much for reading.


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