March 16, 2011
How to use LinkedIn to find a job
Completing Your Profile
If you Google yourself (and if you don’t, you should), more than likely the first result will be your LinkedIn profile. If a potential employer or client Googles you, this is precisely what she’ll see, too. Time to complete your profile, right? Like it or not, it will frequently serve as your online professional resume, so make certain that it:
- Includes a current professional head shot. It really is worth a 1,000 words.
- Presents your background and credentials in the way that most represents where you want to go in your next job.
- Emphasizes what’s most likely to be influential in demonstrating your expertise.
If you don’t know what to include, study your friends’ and colleagues’ profiles. Model your profile after the best one that you find.
You can read the rest of the advice column, about populating your account, here.
March 16, 2011 | Permalink
Perking up your profile in LinkedIn could possibly get you a job. A friend of mine found a job when he added a new contact from LinkedIn. I mean he's perked up his profile by using it as a portfolio and it worked. The more detailed you are in presenting your work experiences and your goals, the better.
Posted by: Cheesa | Mar 16, 2011 7:09:00 PM