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Old 11-05-2015, 08:41 AM   #1
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Default 5 Steps To Optimizing your LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn in particular is one platform that is perfect for attracting recruiters in your field, and that is why below we will talk about optimizing your LinkedIn profile for the best results.

STEP 1: Start With a Captivating Title

When you look through news articles in the paper or on online news sites, the articles that you are bound to read are those with captivating headlines. The same can be said for your LinkedIn profile, which requires a captivating title to draw recruiters in. Also add a photo so that recruiters can easily put a face to the name.

STEP 2: Create a Detailed Summary

The next step that you need to take involves creating a summary. A summary should contain details of who you are, what you do, and what skills you have to offer the company who hires you. This summary is almost like a sales pitch, and should therefore include information that recruiters are looking for. Also use keywords that are relevant to your industry, so that your profile appears when a recruiter is using the search box to find potential employees.

STEP 3: List your Certifications, Education Details, Skills, and Awards

A recruiter will want to know what qualifications you have, and it is therefore important that you include these details in your LinkedIn profile. Add your education details, as this is proven to increase the views your profile gets.
Furthermore, list the skills that you have to offer the company, as recruiters are looking to see what you have to bring to the table. When it comes to certifications, talk about any certificates and honors that you may have been awarded for completing particular qualifications in your industry.
You may also mention any professional organizations that you are a member of, as this shows that you have ingrained yourself in the industry.

STEP 4: Link to your Projects and Publications

If you have a project portfolio, be sure to link to it so that recruiters can get a glimpse of your work. Additionally, if your work has been published, then provide links to these publications in the publication section of your profile.

STEP 5: Join a Group

Last but not least, you need to engage in the LinkedIn community. The easiest way to do this is to join groups in your industry, in order to engage and network with other people who are in your industry.

The 5 steps above will definitely help you as you optimize your LinkedIn profile for the job search. These quick and easy steps will ensure that your profile stands out from all the rest, so that you are in a better position to get the job.
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Old 11-29-2016, 02:30 PM   #2
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Wonderful article and very rich content regarding Linkedin profile and i have got lots of info from your article dear
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