Networking is one of the most important parts of your job hunt. Networking can put you in contact with companies that are hiring. Building your network also means people in your profession will know who you are, and having a solid reputation in your industry makes you a better candidate. Today, a lot of networking is done online, particularly using LinkedIn.
If you’re in the middle of a job hunt, make sure your LinkedIn profile is a great representation of your skills and your abilities. You want your profile to impress if a potential employer looks you up, and you want it to help you make connections. To maximize your LinkedIn profile, you should:
- Make sure you’ve included details about your job responsibilities. You want potential employers to see all that you do. You should ensure you have current details about your work experience and job responsibilities so your talents and experience are clear to anyone visiting your profile page.
- Focus on a great headline. By default, your LinkedIn headline is just your current or most recent job title. However, you don’t have to leave this as the default. You have 120 characters to work with, so you can create a great headline that captures attention and shows your skills. If a headline is the only thing people glance at, you want your headline to draw them in.
- Make sure it is easy for people to contact you. Use plain text to include details in your LinkedIn profile. You can put this info in your summary. This will allow people to contact you even if they aren’t connected to you as a part of your professional network. Be sure your profile is also publicly visible; you never know when a great potential employer could find you.
LinkedIn is a great way to network, but with so many profiles online, it can still be hard to stand out from the crowd. If you want to jump-start your job search, give High Profile a call at 972-991-7900 or contact us online to find out how our staffing firm can provide networking help to clients in the Dallas area. Our staffing professionals have a vast network of connections and we can put our connections to work for you to help ensure your job hunt is a success. Call High Profile today to learn more.