|Time to go back to school and learn about LinkedIn|
Today’s post is going to cut right to the chase. I am going to show how you can use one particular social media component to drastically improve your chances of landing a job.
LinkedIn has become a vitally important component of the modern day job hunter and a little time spent on it in the beginning will pay large dividends later. Here are 5 tips to create a top quality profile.
Smile for the Camera
Create a Dynamic & Descriptive Headline
Summarize Who You Are Succinctly
Key Words Are the Key
Make Sure Your Profile is Complete
- Create a professional sounding email. You do not want to use your current job email, and hodrod200@gmail isn’t going to cut it either.
- Ask for recommendations. They are quick and easy to ask for and to give. If you get some be sure to reciprocate.
- Update your status once in awhile. You don’t need to turn this into the next FaceBook, but once every week or so stop by and say Hi.
- Experiment with groups. there are a lot of like minded job hunters and career builders out there. Find some and grow your network.
I know this article isn’t exhaustive, but it should be enough to get you started in the wide world of LinkedIn.