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The key to impressing viewers of your profile is to grab their attention with your engaging personal story. Follow these three steps to ensure that your profile reflects who you are and who you want to be.
#1: Set the stage - Tell a concise but compelling story with your summary and job descriptions.
Your career journey reveals what you care about, stand for and value. Before sharing that with the world, consider the audience you want to reach, what you want them to learn or do, and how you want them to feel.
Harvard Business Review
Author: Jane Heifetz
We all know the power of LinkedIn for job hunting and networking. But how do we use it to help change careers—to make sure we’re found by the right recruiters, hiring managers, colleagues—not ones from our past, but from our future careers? You can start by focusing your profile on your new career direction, just as you’ve tailored your resume to specific jobs. In both cases, you highlight your most relevant experiences and minimize or omit the rest. Here’s how to do that on LinkedIn.
Your LinkedIn profile is the place to show off your greatest successes and future aspirations. It’s also a chance to make a good first impression, whether it’s with a future employer, current colleague, or a potential client looking at your past work before a meeting. Find out how you can create a standout LinkedIn profile.
Author: Donna Serdula
Published: May 29, 2015
I recently talked with a recruiter, my inside informant shall we say, to find out what recruiters look for on LinkedIn profiles and how they use LinkedIn to find potential job candidates.
My source uses LinkedIn on a daily basis. It’s an active part of reviewing candidates for positions and she says that a candidate’s profile is always open on the computer when an interview occurs.
How you present yourself online and what you say or share has the power to leave an impression on anyone you come in contact with. You can reap many rewards if that experience is a good one. Take steps to optimize your social media profiles and content so that they’re discoverable, shareable and therefore memorable.