The job market has been performing very well, especially for talent in the tech space. The high demand for technical expertise has certainly empowered employees and generated plenty of opportunities for them in the marketplace. However, no matter what industry you are working in, your LinkedIn profile is crucial to help companies and recruiters contact you for a possible job opportunity.
Below are some pointers that will help you keep your LinkedIn profile looking professional for your next job opportunity.
Profile Picture – Having a professional profile picture helps recruiters put a face to a name and be able to visualize who you are. However, profiles with no photos or unprofessional pictures are most likely not going to work in your favor.
“Headline” Section – Your headline is crucial to who you are as a professional in your field. Think about it as how you would like recruiters and other professionals to perceive you at first glance. We encourage candidates to include their job title or a few words about their career aspirations.
“About” Section – Take this section seriously to reflect on your professional experiences. Write a paragraph summarizing your career goals and achievements. Don’t forget to include keywords that will help recruiters find you from among all other professionals.
Current and Previous Job(s) – Your LinkedIn profile must reflect the same companies that appear on your resume. Discrepancies can create confusion and raise unnecessary red flags for recruiters and employers.
Job Description – Include a paragraph or two about your tasks and accomplishments while at that job. We encourage you to include keywords that will help employers find you quicker.