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LinkedIn: How to make your profile stand out to recruiters

If you are an active job seeker and don’t have an interesting and detailed LinkedIn profile - now is the time to create one!

Why?

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.

However,

Making your profile stand out on LinkedIn is crucial if you want to get noticed by recruiters or hiring managers.

Here’s how:

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.

For example:

Tom Rapley is a National Client Director at Kennedy Reid with a strong interest in recruitment and the Insurance industry.