If A Recruiter Clicks On Your LinkedIn Profile, What Will They See?
A pasted version of your resume?
Lackluster bullet points?
A non-existent profile picture?
All of these things can hinder your positioning on the network and almost guarantee you’ll be passed up for opportunities.
LinkedIn recently rolled out a totally redesigned Job Alerts system that is personalized based on your profile, user activity, and listed skills. Yes, your outdated profile is actually stopping you from connecting with potential employers.
In fact LinkedIn reports that the first 25 applicants are 3x more likely to get the job — making the new system an incredible tool for your search. This means it’s time for a change.
Now more than ever it is imperative to have an updated profile — one that sets you apart from the competition and provides a compelling narrative of your career.
- Profiles that include a professional headshot receive 14x more views
- Listing 5 or more skills will bring in 17x more views
- Updating your work history will make you 18x more likely to show up in a search
- 9 out of 10 recruiters turn to LinkedIn when they begin their candidate search
About The Author
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When she’s not buried in her 2021 reading list or rewatching Parks and Rec for the 17th time, Sara spends her time crafting custom content and developing compelling narratives that engage readers from start to finish. She’s a seasoned writer, Leslie Knope wannabe, and a job search expert with valuable insight into what works in the modern market. Connect with Sara on LinkedIn.