👊𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗟𝗶𝗻𝗸𝗲𝗱𝗜𝗻 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗳𝗶𝗹𝗲 𝗛𝗮𝗰𝗸𝘀 𝗦𝗼 𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝗚𝗲𝘁 𝗗𝗶𝘀𝗰𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗠𝗼𝗿𝗲!👊
I came across this wonderful article by Irina Shamaeva of Booleanstrings (if you don’t know, go check this website out, link in the comments) about how you can boost your visibility and help thrust you into the driver’s seats during all those recruiter or hiring manager searches.
👉 Based on her experience sourcing on LinkedIn, here is a list of profile hacks she came up with to help be discovered more often, both on LinkedIn and LinkedIn Recruiter:
✔️ When you enter your data, follow prompts and selections – do not enter unusually spelled names
✔️Use your industry, not your company’s
✔️Your companies should point to company pages on LinkedIn; same for schools
✔️Use standard job titles (e.g., “Software Developer” not “Chief Coder”)
✔️Do not enter years of study – this way, you will be found by any range of years of study
✔️Add a degree or certification abbreviations to your last name
✔️Otherwise, do not abbreviate words
✔️LinkedIn does not search for words in the “Accomplished” sections. If you graduated with honors, got certified, or won a competition, say so in summary
✔️Do not put closing dates on the last few jobs – you will then be found for each keyword in the job titles or companies
✔️You can add a fake job with just the title you want – or say it in the headline
✔️Explain your skills and experience either in summary or in the last 1-2 position descriptions:
✔️What have you done, and what was achieved?
✔️Write concrete facts and figures; do not praise yourself
✔️Vary the ways you speak about the job, phrase your skills in different ways
✔️Take skill quizzes
✔️Add 50 standard skills to your profile
✔️Add languages knowledge
✔️Go easy on your part-time activities, hobbies, and family
✔️Be alone in your profile picture
✔️Get at least 500 connections with LIONs
✔️Add a publicly visible email address to your profile
✔️Join relevant groups
✔️Share content on your timeline and run polls
✔️Respond to others’ professional content, @mention them
✔️Attach your resume to the profile and say so up front in summary
✔️Do not change default settings except email notifications
✔️Get a premium account and allow everyone to message you
✔️Turn on “Open to Work” when you are ready
👉 Also, some other tips I came across that are absolutely brilliant:
✔️Add a LinkedIn background photo to your Profile.
✔️Add a ProFinder Badge to your Profile.
✔️Take advantage of the blog and website links on your LinkedIn Profile.
✔️Optimize your LinkedIn Profile for the search engines.
✔️Add, remove, and rearrange sections of your Profile.
✔️Use Saved Searches and Search Alerts in Recruiter.
✔️List job opportunities and recruit new talent with LinkedIn’s job postings.
✔️Take advantage of LinkedIn Endorsements.
✔️Use Open Profile to send messages to people you’re not connected to.
✔️Check your Network Updates or share your own.
✔️Check out who’s viewed your LinkedIn Profile.
✔️Customize your Connections to grow your professional network.
✔️Join LinkedIn Groups.
✔️Create your own LinkedIn Group.
✔️Communicate with your LinkedIn Group.
✔️Share your LinkedIn status updates on Twitter.
✔️Leverage @mentions in your status updates.
✔️Optimize your LinkedIn Company Page.
✔️Create LinkedIn Showcase Pages.
✔️Post company status updates and target them.
✔️Check out LinkedIn’s Content Marketing Score & Trending Content resources.
✔️Experiment with LinkedIn’s Sponsored Content and Native Ads.
✔️Share content through LinkedIn’s publishing platform.
✔️Add a Page Follow Button to your website.
✔️Analyze your LinkedIn marketing performance.
Chime in over here and leave your thoughts! And make sure to check out https://booleanstrings.com, a great resource for search optimization.
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