As we all know, a job seeker’s best friend in the moment is Linked In, but only if it is properly used..
It is false if you think that only creating a Linked in profile will help you find the job of your dreams.. Linked In is an incredible tool, but it doesn’t do the work by itself. We suggest that you should do the next things if you want to fulfill your purpose.
BRAND YOUR SELF FOR THE JOB YOU WANT!
Most job seekers, make the biggest mistake by branding themselves to a miscellaneous collections of experiences. It is vital for the visitor to know what kind of job are you looking for. According to us, the multi-skilled strategic leaders are the worst.. A general blending like that does not give the information what you want to do in your next job.
When a job seeker, in his Summary says that he is an experienced problem-solver and leader, we can’t tell what job is the seeker qualified for. A hiring manager or a recruiter will instantly leave that profile and look for someone else.
Even if you are not qualified enough, you should brand yourself for the job that you want.
You may be qualified for dozens or scores of jobs, but you will not look like an attractive candidate for any of those opportunities until you make the decision “What kind of job do I want?”
ANNOUNCE YOUR “ELIGIBLE” STATUS
If you are currently unemployed, you should use the words “seeking new challenge”, or the acronym ISO (In Search Of) to your Linked In headline. That way the recruiters will know that you are on the market.
PUT YOUR BEST FACE FORWARD
Make sure your profile photo shows you the way you want to be seen.
Once you got a linked In profile, you need connections. You should invite your former colleagues, try to accumulate 50 or 60 connections. The more people, the easier way to find your profile..
RECOMMEND AND BE RECOMMENDED
A well written recommendation from your older boss, colleague, vendor, customer or instructor, speaks really highly of you.
SHOWCASE YOUR SKILLS
If you put a skill list on your Linked In profile, your employers would know what you love to do, and what you are good at.
SHOW THAT YOUR BRAIN IS WORKING
Every part of your linked in shows how you think and communicate. Don’t let people see that you are boring that you don’t blend and don’t use language like – “results oriented professional”.
You are a smart, vibrant and creative person. There is no one else on earth like you and there never will be anyone like you, either. Use your Summary to show us your human side, like this:
I’m a Software Sales Engineer who is equally passionate about helping customers move their businesses to the cloud and teaching novice-to-experienced users to make the most of the products I represent.
Good Luck with your Job, we hope we helped…