When you’re searching for a new job, knowing those hacks that will make you stand out where your LinkedIn profile is concerned can make all the difference in the eyes of a recruiter.
You don’t need to be a ‘job search expert’ to know and apply all these tricks, but putting them to practice can help open doors to your dream company.
What can you do for your LinkedIn profile
Generally, recruiters are looking for developers through Boolean search in particular, so these tips & tricks will be particularly useful for your LinkedIn profile:
- Update your profile photo with a quality headshot;
- Update your contact info to your business media profile;
- Share any relevant links to your personal projects or previous work, including videos;
- Use your description section below the name to show you are searching for a job. The most common phrases are “open for new opportunities” or “looking for a job”;
- Go to Settings and Privacy -> Data Privacy > Job seeking preferences -> Let Recruiters know you’re open to opportunities. Turn this option ON to upgrade your visibility for recruiters;
- Fill your About section. Add some information about you and what is more important – add your stack and technologies you are using or used before, current work experience and previous work experience (summarized, only 3 or 4 main pointers);
- Update your Skills section and add technologies you are using;
- Add all the main Courses and Online Courses you have passed (the main and the valuable) to your LinkedIn profile. This will add some points to your experience and knowledge of the field;
- Add Certificates if you have any related to IT branch. It’s not a guarantee throughout a tech interview, but will be useful to pass the HR/Recruiter interview;
- Make sure you have the Languages section filled out in your LinkedIn profile. Sometimes it’s very important for the employer and this one little section can totally change the Recruiter’s vision;
- Follow the companies you are interested in on LinkedIn. This way you will stay up-to-date with dates on news, big events, and, of course, new job listings.
– You should also use LinkedIn to post, comment, and just generally engage with articles that your network posts or shares. You’ll learn more and more about your field and industry, just by spending a little time connecting;
– One other meaningful way in which you can have a more visible LinkedIn profile and also gain insight into subjects of interest to you is to join relevant LinkedIn groups.