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Optimizing Your LinkedIn Page

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LinkedIn Job SearchThere is no doubting the power and reach of LinkedIn. If you are a job seeker, it is a powerful tool that you need to harness. When joining LinkedIn, simply creating a profile is not enough; you will simply get lost in the thousands of other users. You need to optimize your profile page, or you will only be wasting your time.

 

How to Optimize a LinkedIn Profile

Use a Profile Picture – When people look at the search results, they are more likely to click on a profile that has a face they can attach to the information. If you don’t have a picture, you are losing opportunities to get a job. Use a photo with a clean background and a smile on your face.

Write a Killer Headline – When you only have a few seconds to grab the attention of a potential employer, you need to have a headline that stands out. Your headline should be something that generates curiosity or interest. Think about how you want to captivate the attention of the viewer.

Expand Your Network – Your profile on LinkedIn is likely to receive more click-throughs from visitors when you have a connection with them. Add your former colleagues, coworkers, and employers. Join groups to increase your network with people in your industry.

Fill in Your Profile with Complete Details – LinkedIn is a social network optimized for professionals; its system is already tailored to what employers are looking for. Fill in every detail as much as you can in order to provide potential employers with the information they need.

Your profile is only good if potential employers can see it. Make it easier for them to find you by optimizing your profile.

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Alan Carniol

Alan is the creator of Interview Success Formula, a training program that has helped more than 40,000 job seekers to ace their interviews and land the jobs they deserve. Interviewers love asking curveball questions to weed out job seekers. But the truth is, most of these questions are asking about a few key areas. Learn more about how to outsmart tough interviewers by watching this video.