In the past, getting a job in the financial sector meant mailing a resume to every company you could find. These days, communicating with recruiters is much, much easier. A major reason why is the rise of Linkedin. Not only can you now directly send messages to employers, but they might even find you by searching through the platform. Keep reading below to find out how you can improve your chances of making that happen.
How To Be Found By LinkedIn Recruiters?
1. Turn On “Open To Opportunities”
Recruiters find prospects on Linkedin through a sophisticated search engine. The best way to ensure that you show up in their searches is by turning on the “open to opportunities” option. This will indicate that you want to get attention from potential employers. To do so, go to the menu at the top of your screen, click Jobs, and then Career interests. The last step will be clicking to activate this designation.
If you can distill your value into a concise piece of text, you’ll be head and shoulders above the rest.
2. List Your Title, Education, and Relevant Skills
3. Note Your Previous Employers
4. Include Your Location
5.Focus On Your Headline, Summary, and Photo
Our first 4 tips focused on how you can get found on the Linkedln search engine. Once they visit your profile, you need to convince them to contact you. That all starts with your photo, which should be professional and have exceptional quality. Next, you need a fantastic headline and summary that do 3 thing.
- Tell them who you are.
- Explain why you’re so valuable
- Do so in a clear and concise way.
Making a great first impression will go a long way in convincing an interested recruiter to contact you. The best way to make one is by optimizing your headline, summary, and picture.
Linkedln is one of the most powerful job-search tools you have at your disposal. Knowing that, don’t you think it’s about time you optimized your profile? If so, following the 5 recommendations on this list is a great place to start.
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