LinkedIn is an underutilized tool that many of us miss out on – myself included. Unless you’re looking for a job it’s easy to forget about, we often let our resumes collect dust until we need them. LinkedIn is about so much more than just finding a job (although it’s a great tool for that). It’s about connecting with potential business partners, mentors, and yes, potential future employers. This is why we need to get noticed on LinkedIn.
With nearly 50 Million LinkedIn profiles getting viewed per day, isn’t it time yours was one of them?
How to Get Noticed on LinkedIn
Freshening up your profile is not as difficult as it appears. A few simple tips can help yours stand out. For instance – adding a profile photo alone gets you 14 times more views.
1. Add a summary to your profile.
This is your chance to grab a contact’s attention and showcase your skills and unique qualifications. Keep it to a couple of paragraphs to not overload the reader. Highlight your skills better by using specific keywords.
2. Add more detail.
Avoid overused words like implemented, organized, and effective. If you helped triple a company’s Twitter followers in two months – just say it. No need to bedazzle it.
3. Join more groups that match your interests.
Expanding your network is always a good idea, not only for networking but bouncing ideas off of.
4. Publish posts.
Publish content-rich posts whenever and where ever you can, especially Linked in as it sometimes helps them get to read even sooner.
For instance, I published this article on there.
5. Did you know 42% of hiring managers say volunteer experience is almost as important as work experience?
It can be with kids, the elderly or in your community – let others know you have a heart for serving people.
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6. LinkedIn members with skills listed get 13X more views.
7. Members with education listed get 10X more views. This one’s easy to add!
8. You can now add pictures and video to your experience.
What a great way to show what you did and not just tell. Have a great photo from a business meeting or interview? We want to see it.
9. Add bullet points to highlight your skills.
They’re easier to read on your resume and LinkedIn profile. Make sure you include skills that highlight interpersonal skills. Clicking with an office can be just as important as experience.
10. Proofread your profile.
No one wants to read typos and glaring grammar mistakes. Do yourself a favor and go over your profile. Make sure you find any mistakes and not your potential employer.