How to Optimize Your Linkedin Profile for Job Hunting | Recent Graduate
Linkedin is one of the recruiting platforms that a lot of companies use to recruit candidates and look at their profiles. So, let’s make your profile stand out from the crowd!
1.Your professional headline should include your current position and Industry
Your professional headline is very important because for example, when people search for Data Scientist, you will come up somewhere in the list. If your professional headline is not appropriately edited, or if you did not use the right keyword, Linkedin search algorithm cannot find you.Here is an example:
Your Name: Andrew
Your Professional Headline: Data Scientist | myKlovr
2.Sumary should be short, and should include 3 to 5 strengths
You should introduce yourself well and have an elevated pitch in your summary session. I would say that a lot of people will just scan through your profile. Therefore, you should keep your summary simple yet great. The best way is to write around 3 or 4 sentences.
, first, write about where you are right now. Then include your 3 to 5 strengths with bullet points. Then you can write your contact information such as email or phone number.
3.Write blog posts on Linkedin
This step is not necessary but it helps your profile stand out. You should write a short blog posts. This is a very great way to get more Profile views. You can also practice your writing skills and learn from reading other articles along the way.
4.Add your experiences and descriptions from your resume
Once you have created your resume and wrote your responsibilities to your resume, all you need to do is to paste it on your Linkedin profile. To do so, add one experience at a time along with the start date and end date. After that, copy only the descriptions or duties that you wrote on your resume and paste it in the description box of that experience in your Profile.
5.Write you friend/coworker a recommendation and also ask to write one for you
Recommendations on Linkedin is a great plus in job hunting. It shows that you can collaborate with other team members.
6.Add Certifications to your Linkedin Profile
If you get a certification for an online course or for an exam that is required for your job hunting, you should add your certification on Linkedin. For example, in my the previous article: Should I Major in Digital Marketing | Marketing Students, I have mentioned about Google AdWords and Google Analytics exams. You should put the certificates in Linkedin so that your potential recruiter or employer can see it.