What is LinkedIn and why do so many professionals use it? LinkedIn is a platform used by professionals to connect with business contacts as well as potential customers/clients. It is the best platform to show other people what you’re doing in terms of work as well as share updates within the industry that you’re working in.
So how can LinkedIn actually help you get a job?
Well to start with, it is packed with HR Managers and Recruiters of all industries, giving you the perfect platform to start your search as well as have companies find you. Depending on the industry you want to have a new role in, you can connect with various people across the platform, as well as recruiters.
There are a few things you need to do to your profile to make sure it is up to a hiring standard. Firstly, your profile needs to be up to date with no missing information, so all your relevant experience should be on there. Any gaps should be explained and all your responsibilities/achievements should be listed. All of that information give a recruiter an idea of what you have done before, therefore it will help them decide whether you are good for the role they’re recruiting for or not.
Secondly, make sure your headline to your profile describes what you do in the best way. When Recruiters or HR Managers are searching for potential candidates, they search for a specific job title. Therefore making sure your headline is up to date with what you are doing is essential.
Thirdly, make sure it is clear that you are looking for a new opportunity, whether it is through your profile summary or your headline.
Here at Kiwi Recruitment agency in Chichester we believe that your LinkedIn profile is the most important social media account you can have, so make sure you keep an eye on it!