If you are an active job seeker and don’t have an interesting and detailed LinkedIn profile - now is the time to create one!
LinkedIn is the largest business-oriented networking website in the world, with over a billion users. It is a terrific way to get ahead of the competition when you are searching for a new job. It gives you the ability to showcase your skills, experience, education, and key achievements that recruiters look for when seeking for the best candidate for a specific job.
Making your profile stand out on LinkedIn is crucial if you want to get noticed by recruiters or hiring managers.
Create an eye-catching headline
Your headline is displayed directly under your name and is the first thing recruiters see when they search for you.
Things to consider when creating a headline:
Tell people who you are
What are your skills and qualifications?
Use strong and direct language
Don’t overload with information in this part. Keep it direct and specific (i.e. Outline if you're a Graduate, Have a certification or Training)
Make your headline relevant with your experience and what type of job you are looking for.
Make a LinkedIn banner of a photo that relates to your experience and related to the industry you are interested in.
Tom Rapley is a National Client Director at Kennedy Reid with a strong interest in recruitment and the Insurance industry.