Here are 10 top tips to make LinkedIn work for you when job hunting

Posted on 10 May 2021
Here are 10 top tips to make LinkedIn work for you when job hunting

Here are 10 top tips to make LinkedIn work for you...

 

  1. Your profile must mirror your CV – make sure dates of employment, job titles, responsibilities and achievements tie-up.
  2. Include a professional-looking profile photo, not your favourite Facebook pic!
  3. Make the most of your profile headline, LinkedIn has upped the characters you can use  - make your headline punchy and really sell you as that’s what we initially see when headhunting on LinkedIn.
  4. Include your contact details, make sure they're up to date, include your telephone number.
  5. Ensure your About section is fully up to date with your latest achievements. Use bullet points and include your contact email address early on.  The first 3 lines are the most important to grab attention so sell yourself well.
  6. Include all your responsibilities in your employment history section, as you would on your CV.
  7. Ask for recommendations, it doesn't have to be your employer, it could be someone you've worked alongside, a supplier or a personal recommendation. Don't be shy, people are receptive to helping others. Also, give recommendations to others, it shows the kind of person you are and the attributes you value in others.
  8. Try to post regularly. Like and comment on other posts, make sure they're relevant. Don't get involved with LinkedIn beef! Potential employers could be looking at your history so engage with positive and relevant material. Sharing posts is really a waste of time, much better to like and make a valid comment.
  9. Make sure you have ticked the box “open to recruiter” if you are looking for a change.
  10. Don't be afraid to ask for help – reach out to your network – ask people to share if you are looking for work.