When it comes to building networks within your chosen industry, LinkedIn is the social media that you should use. The site is used by professionals and companies alike, sharing information and updates about the industry they are in and building their network of connections.
However, did you know LinkedIn can also help you boost your career and land you your dream job? A majority of companies and talent scouts today use LinkedIn to scout for fresh talent and they use the talent’s profile to determine their potential.
So, how can you boost your LinkedIn Profile to help you land your dream job? Here are 9 great ways to do it!
#1 Organize Your Interest Groups
When you sign up for LinkedIn, there is a part there that will ask you to join up to the interest groups that match your profile. Take some time to study which one groups will help you with your career and where you could participate while erasing those that won’t be able to help you. Always consider your industry, career goals, location and job title when picking a new group to join in.
#2 Update Your Profile Regularly
If you recently got a new job or you switched industries, it is important that you keep your LinkedIn profile updated so people who browse your profile is always well-informed.
#3 Check Your Skills and Endorsements
If your peers would send you endorsements about your skills and talents, don’t just add them without due consideration. Some skills and endorsements would not make a huge difference even if you are indeed proficient with them. Assess what your dream job needs and check the skillset you have to see if you match it. If you don’t, work your way into acquiring the skills needed.
#4 Use a Customized LinkedIn URL
When you sign up on any social media site, you are given a pretty long URL link that is hard to remember. However, social media sites like LinkedIn allow users to change their page URLs to make it easier to remember. In this case, your customized URL should reflect you as a brand and a professional.
#5 Ask Your Co-Workers and Employers for a Recommendation
If you are being interviewed for a job, there will be a point where you will be asked to show your references so prospective employers can know from others how you work and interact with others. Once you have established your connections on LinkedIn, ask them if they can give you a recommendation that other LinkedIn users can check when reviewing your credentials.
#6 Upload an Updated Photo
Just like other social media sites, you need to ensure that your LinkedIn photo is always up-to-date. However, you have to upload a photo that would show you are confident, trustworthy and professional.
#7 Follow Key Personalities from Your Industry
When you used LinkedIn, you can follow more than your friends and colleagues since they also have special pages that would allow you to follow key leaders in the industry. When you add them up, their updates will help you grow in the industry and help you improve your career goals.
#8 Change Your Headline Status
LinkedIn headlines are the first thing every LinkedIn users would see when they check new profiles. Usually, these headlines update each time you change your job. To help you catch the attention of potential employers, change your headline that would help you stand out from others.
#9 Follow Your Co-Workers and Acquaintances in Work
Finally, you should use LinkedIn in a way to keep in touch with your co-workers and acquaintances. This will help you reach out to your peers and meet new people industry. Who knows who you will be able to meet through LinkedIn.
LinkedIn is a great way to boost your career in the industry you have selected if you know how to maximize its potential. With the help of these 9 tips, I am confident you will be able to move to the job you want and flourish in the industry. Good luck!
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