Every month? Every year? Maybe just when you start a new role? Erm… Never?
So, why should you bother and give your profile some attention?
LinkedIn is the online Social platform that will give you a bit more than likes, retweets, dance routines or cats; it can ultimately play a huge part in helping you secure your dream job.
LinkedIn is a portal where head-hunters and hiring managers will come to first view your profile and achievements, and if there isn’t much worth reading, you’ll probably get passed over pretty quickly. This could mean the difference in getting contacted about your dream role or not.
It’s not just for active job seekers; it’s for passive jobseekers too, which is pretty much everyone else – unless you are in some kind of job nirvana and are adamant that nothing could ever better it. The more active you are and the more updated and polished your profile is, the more likely you are to be found by the people that are the gateway to your perfect job.
So, in light of these revelations, we thought we’d share a few tips on the areas of your LinkedIn profile worth your attention.
Get recommended regularly – although this section sits towards the bottom of the profile it can still be an influencing factor when hiring managers decide who to bring forward to interview (or not). Contact old bosses, co-workers and collaborators and ask for a few lines and then reciprocate if appropriate.
Here’s our checklist of 3 key things to make sure are covered for any upcoming media interview – whether it’s a video call or face to face meeting.