If you have been looking for ways to improve your job search…look no further! We want you to be the best you can be! Part of that is building an impressive resume and LinkedIn profile. Here are overlooked 9 ways to improve your job search.
1: First Impression
Your headline is your attention-getter. You want to hook employers with the first thing they see. It should clarify the role you want to do next and/or contain key words important to your profession. Do not forget your profile picture! You will also need a nice, professional head shot. This is not the time for a mirror selfie.
2: Personal URL
Change the URL linked to your profile to your name. (ex. Linkedin.com/in/janesmith) This looks so much better on resumes and business cards.
3: Other Web References
Link your other sites with your LinkedIn profile. This will give employers a better idea of who you are. For example, put the links of your professional twitter account, blog, etc. in the “contact info” section.
4: Make It Personal
Make the summary a miniature trip into your town. Let them know the best of your experience, background, personality, goals, values, and interests. Avoid wordiness to keep the summary short and sweet by using short paragraphs and be sure to write it in first person. By adding media to your page you can make it even more personal and show off your best work.
5: A Little Something Extra
Add to the summary section and showcase some of your other work by listing side projects, class projects, and special assignments that do not necessarily fit anywhere else.
6: Frequent Status Updates
Status updates should not just be desperate pleas for work. You should also include information about your profession. Post articles about new trends, up and coming ideas, and information about different seminars or presentations coming up. Show how passionate and involved you are with your line of work. By showing interest, you will get employers interested in you.
7. Group Participation
Get involved with professional associations, alumni, and any industry related groups. Participate in group discussions by answering and asking questions. Not only will you make connections, but you will also learn things that will grow your expertise.
Make sure you do not leave anything blank that could set you a part from the others. An award, test score, or second language could put you above the rest.
9. Put it out there
Make sure your profile is set to public! When searching for a job, the best results will come from an easily found profile. This is not facebook, there is no need to hide your profile.
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