As recruiters, we can well and truly confirm that we are always hunting for new talent on LinkedIn. Could this be you? Well first things first, let us talk you through some simple steps on getting your LinkedIn page noticed by us, recruiters!
First things first. Want to get notices? Turn On “Open to Opportunities”! This is the first thing you need to do if you want recruiters to find you to show that you’re available for new opportunities. Now, this step may seem obvious, but adding a professional profile image can go a long way. Make sure to avoid using selfies and those over-styled pictures destined for your Instagram fans only.
Your next step is to add a punchy headline to your profile that makes you stand out from the others. Your headline should reflect what you do and what you can do. If you have a specific niche that you’re focused on, don’t be scared to add it!
Our top tip? If you’re a creative trying to grow your LinkedIn page, it is essential to add your online portfolio to your page! As recruiters, this is our first point of call for creative candidates. Don’t have one? You could be overlooked, so get that link live!
As recruiters, we source our candidates using keyword searches, having keywords that reflect your experience and skill set can get you noticed. Not only this, but it’s also important to highlight your past role responsibilities, going into as much detail as possible. Doing these simple steps to build your experience, can go a long way!
Typically, as recruiters, we are active users of LinkedIn. Not only do we monitor keywords but we’re also following hashtags and conducting more in-depth searches for the candidates who are currently flourishing in their industry.
It’s important to keep your page active by posting weekly updates, sharing industry-relevant articles and keeping your page up to date. Be sure to include important hashtags on your posts, you are putting yourself out there as an expert, and you may get noticed in an entirely different way.
Finally: network, network, network! Consider reaching out to your former colleagues and others in your field who you aren’t yet connected with. You can also check the ‘recommended for you’ category on your homepage for suggested connections. Additionally, try searching for companies you have an interest in working for and explore their employees listed on LinkedIn.
LinkedIn is the perfect tool for recruiters on the hunt for new talent, but also a great platform for job seekers to show off their experience and knowledge. As recruiters, we are relying on LinkedIn more and more to source candidates, so up your game and optimize your profile. You never know what opportunities might come your way!
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