Were you apart of the elite top 5% most viewed LinkedIn profiles? LinkedIn reportedly has over 200 million users! If you made the cut–congrats!! Of course there are critics who believe this was a marketing ploy by LinkedIn to attract new users. Whatever you believe it is safe to say that LinkedIn is one of the top social media sites available for both job seekers and recruiters. If you are not taking full advantage of this wonderful tool you are missing out! LinkedIn pretty much gives users the ability to market their skills and abilities to the world. That is, of course, if you are using the site to its full potential. The experts over at CareerHub list several things users need to be doing on LinkedIn to increase their profile visibility. Here are just a few:
1.If you haven’t done so already, put up a 100% complete LinkedIn profile (LIP): professional headshot; keyword-relevant, branded Headline; keyword-rich, branded Background and Skills & Expertise; Experience section with top accomplishments with their contexts; URLs for your personal website and your personal presence on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, etc., and Recommendations.
2.Enhance your LIP by joining groups and adding slides. Please note: former LI applications are being switched over to a new format in the form of media links to images, presentations, videos, documents. This feature is not rolled out to everyone yet. When it is, jump on it.
3.Consider posting frequent updates in your LIP “Activity” space. If you have a public job search, keep your network (or a select number of your close connections) posted on your job search activities. It will keep you top-of-mind as they hear about job opportunities.
4.Expand your network to 500+ by sending invitations to connect to managers in your target companies (where you’d like to work), recruiters in your industry, and everyone you know.
5.Participate in select LI groups. Set aside dedicated time each week to make comments and start discussions in groups where your target companies, industry thought leaders, and recruiters hang out.
I am interested to see what type of LinkedIn user you are?
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