Worked for hours on your resume to add success stories and details, without so much as glancing at your LinkedIn Profile?
If you’re not getting results, then your resume might not be the problem.
It’s important in today’s digital sourcing world to pay as much (if not MORE) attention to your LinkedIn Profile than your executive resume.
Here’s why: according to this ERE.net survey, 94% of recruiters and HR professionals use LinkedIn to identify optimum candidates at professional and executive levels (and these numbers are actually increasing!).
By neglecting LinkedIn during your executive search, you’re making a significant mistake. If the following problems sound familiar to you, then take action with some quick fixes for better results: (more…)
Using LinkedIn for your job search? You might have assumed, as many others do, that your mere presence on the site is enough to make your Profile findable by employers and recruiters.
However, the key information used in some LinkedIn Profile fields can actually make a huge difference in the way employers become aware of your qualifications.
Specifically, your Headline is prime LinkedIn real estate—critical to the marketing and search optimization methods that might be used by recruiters to locate you when they search for candidates.
Here’s how it works: As a quick identifier, your Headline should be tuned to not only your job level, but your goal, enabling LinkedIn’s internal search engine to do its job more efficiently.
When you first populate your Profile, LinkedIn will ask if you’d prefer to use your current job title as the Headline. Even if you respond with “Yes,” you can (and should) take the time to update your Headline to a branded representation of your job target and value to employers—filling up as many of the 220 characters allowed as possible.
To change your Headline, click on the Profile option at the top of your Home Page, then choose Edit Profile. In the area that lists your name, select Edit to change your Headline.
Consider the following examples when tuning your Headline for greater searchability and relevance to your job goals: (more…)
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