What is one of the most important tools for a job seeker? LinkedIn! LinkedIn allows you to share your experience, skills, and qualifications with future employers, while also allowing you to build and interact with your network and grow your brand as a professional.
Here are a few expert-backed tips for job seekers looking to make their LinkedIn profile stand out!
Make sure your profile picture is professional
You do not need a professionally taken photo, but make sure your photo looks professional and presentable. Don’t over complicate it. Take a photo in front of a blank wall.
Pro Tip: According to LinkedIn, you should aim for your face to take up about 60% of the image once it’s cropped.
Make sure your jobs and dates online match up with your resume
Your resume and LinkedIn don’t have to be identical. But your past positions, companies, degrees, and licenses and certifications should match up—and so should the dates.
Get some recommendation
Recommendations can enhance the credibility of who you are as a professional. You can ask people you’ve worked closely with for recommendations, but be sure to give that person talking points that help shape the story you want your profile to tell.
Pro Tip: Keep your recommendations up-to-date. Try to get at least two new recommendations a year.
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