Crafting a perfect LinkedIn
How to Craft the Perfect LinkedIn Profile That Will Get You Noticed
LinkedIn is a pretty big deal in this day and age. Connecting professionals with one another across the globe, it has revolutionized the way we seek employment opportunities.
With “nearly 660+ million users in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide,” the pressure is on when creating a profile that entices others. Your profile is your online (and public) résumé. Getting noticed is important if your goal is to find amazing job opportunities.
Here are tips that will help you create the perfect LinkedIn page.
List occupational triumphs to accentuate your skills.
Sometimes writing paragraphs just feels like a burden. Making a list of important attributes is totally okay. This will help you organize your points without having to worry about the flow from one point to another. You can even do a hybrid of paragraphs and lists.
LinkedIn’s Talent Blog provides an example of how the hybrid can be properly done. In this sample summary, Gijo starts with a statement that is then supported by a series of bullets for elaboration. He’s straight to the point but also detailed. As stated, “Gijo stands out because he organizes his points to read like a true introspection [or self-analysis] and career synthesis, not jargon.”
Use your personal experiences when providing examples.
Personalize your content with real-life experiences. It’s like a story but also showcasing the skill applications. Don’t go off tangent as it may seem like you’re rambling. To make it easier, put the focus on just one example of how you utilized a certain skill.
Present the big picture that you have at the moment or ultimately.
Maybe you’re still a bit unsure about what you want to achieve — and that’s no problem at all. Nevertheless, it doesn’t hurt to start brainstorming what you see yourself doing or where you see your career heading. According to Forbes, a strong summary is relevant, unique, and engaging. Recruiters on the lookout for candidates that will be “relevant to their goals.” To grab their attention, you got to make yourself stand out amongst the 660+ million professionals on LinkedIn. Your content will help those recruiters get to know who you are and what you stand for.
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