LinkedIn is a powerful tool for networking, job search and professional development. It is more than a simple resume. It is something that works for you even when you don’t think about it and don’t put any effort into it. It is something that translates your passion, your values and your vision into a meaningful and powerful profile. It is your online identity, an extended interactive version of your resume which is considered to be more powerful than any resume by a majority of recruiters. There are 128 million of LinkedIn users in the United States and even more from all over the world. Most of the creative jobs are posted in specialized LinkedIn groups first before being posted on job boards. Recent research shows that up to 97% of recruiters start their search from LinkedIn.
We know how important it is to have a rich, informative LinkedIn profile that will tell your story to the world.Even those of us who have a registered LinkedIn profile, haven’t taken the time to fully flesh it out. Still, in order to impress potential employers, an ideal LinkedIn profile should look like something you have been working on for quite a long time, something that you have put a lot of effort into. It is time to consider refinement of your LinkedIn profile.
Search engine optimization of your profile. We optimize your profile and 2-3 of your experiences with the right keywords to increase the chances of being seen by employers you are interested in.
Working on your profile. The profile is developed specifically with your goals in mind to ensure you stand out from the crowd to help you get more noticed.
LinkedIn is a dynamic tool and it looks more powerful when it is updated frequently. The best LinkedIn profiles were not written at once, they are usually a fruit of long-term work and regular update:
Build recommendations (10 or more recommendations will elevate your profile’s search ranking). But also give recommendations, people in your connections will appreciate it.
Be visible. Stand out by updating your status with projects you're working on, stuff you're reading (and your opinions on them), and events you're attending.
Update. your Honors & Awards, Skills, Languages, and Education regularly. Remember, a LinkedIn in profile is going to work for you even when you are on vacations. It is a helpful tool in your job search which can boost your career if used in a smart and creative way.