These days, you’re a simple Google search away from blowing recruiters away or making them rethink your candidacy for a job. So, it’s important to stay on top of your online presence! Plus, if you want to get noticed by employers or recruiters, you need to be proactive. Here are five things you can do TODAY to help you get noticed on LinkedIn:
1. Update that old photo.
How old is that photo on your LinkedIn profile? If it’s time for an update, upload a clean, professional photo of yourself. You don’t need to hire someone to take a professional photo of you. Just make sure the lighting is good, your appearance is professional, and you don’t have a distracting background.
2. Share interesting articles in your feed.
Share articles that are relevant to your industry, that your connections might find valuable, or that you just think are interesting reads. By doing this, you’re adding value to your connections and increasing your visibility within your network.
3. Check in with a connection.
Send a message to check in and/or share an article you think they might find valuable. Nurture your network now and they will be more likely to help you out later when you need them.
4. Recommend or endorse someone.
In order to get recommendations or endorsements, you need to give them out. Write a thoughtful recommendation for a connection you know and trust. Give out a few endorsements to people who have showcased their skills to you. The more you give to others, the higher chance they’ll repay the favor.
5. Update your your accomplishments.
Take a few minutes to go over your Work History and make sure your numbers, keywords, and accomplishments are accurate. Do this now, and you won’t have to do a complete overhaul later. It’s good to keep up with it!
If you want to get noticed on LinkedIn by recruiters, employers, or anyone else, it’s critical to keep your profile and presence up to snuff. It’s better to do it little by little rather than completely re-do it when you need it most. Try using these tips today!
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Post by Ariella Coombs
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