3 Things You Must Know About LinkedIn

October 25, 2013

Career Advice

3 things you have to know about linkedinHere’s a not-so-secret secret. LinkedIn can help you find a job. But only if you use it in the right way. There are certain things you can do to ensure that recruiters find you on LinkedIn. Once they’ve found you, you need to convince them to reach out to you. Here are the five LinkedIn mantras that you must follow now:

1. You need a completed profile. LinkedIn’s search engine gives preference to completed profiles and yours won’t rank as high in a search if it’s partially filled. Part of a completed profile includes a professional head shot. In fact, there’s a much higher chance that a recruiter will click a profile with a photo than without one.

2. You need to write in the first person. Don’t write the information in your profile in the third person. Don’t be afraid to use the word “I” and show a bit of your personality. While there is a difference between a LinkedIn profile and a resume, remember that it’s still important to be concise on a LinkedIn profile.

3. You need key words. Your professional headline and summary are great places to pack your profile with words that recruiters will find. Remember that your LinkedIn profile is a living document so keep it updated and relevant as your career grows.

Read more information on how to improve your LinkedIn profile today.

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Spectrum Brands is a global $5 Billion Consumer Products company headquartered in Middleton, Wisconsin. While you may not be familiar with the Spectrum Brands name, there is no doubt you will recognize some of our brands.

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