Finding a good job could be really difficult especially when the market is lined up with skilled professionals. You need to post your skills and expertise on the right platform like LinkedIn.
LinkedIn is the most famous professional social networking site with more than 500 million users from around the world. According to a recent survey, conducted by Jobvite, more than 85% of employers use the LinkedIn platform as part of their recruitment process.
If you are one of those who have begun their professional careers or those who are stuck at a job and need a change, then you can achieve this by building a personal brand with the help of LinkedIn.
While making a LinkedIn profile could be a good way to be noticed by the recruiters, it’s not enough. If you really want to stand out and enhance your chance of getting a good opportunity you need to use LinkedIn effectively. Here are some tips for you to boost your career with LinkedIn.
Make a brilliant profile
Like every other social networking site, LinkedIn allows you to make a profile page where you can post your skills, experience, qualifications, and achievements. You will have to spend some time to make an outstanding profile but it’s worth it.
Firstly, make sure your profile is complete i.e. you have given every information. Then, work on your summary and make it worth reading. Upload a good photo of yours, as profiles with good profile photos are likely to generate more page views. Include your email so people can connect with you and also connect your profile with other social networking platforms.
Keep updating your profile
You need to consistently improve your profile. Update your skills and experiences and also update your profile photo.
Write quality blogs and articles
A great feature of LinkedIn is that it allows its users to publish posts and write articles and you can also share your blog posts on the platform. You can use this feature to attract more recruiters.
Publish on a regular basis (it is recommended at least 3 times a week) and make sure it relates to your profession. Also, keep the content quality high with no grammar mistakes.
Build and grow your network
Well, it is a networking site, so you need to start connecting and build a professional network. To begin with, you can connect your profile with your ex-employers, colleagues, and also the company that you have worked for. To interact with people you can join LinkedIn groups. Comment on the posts and be an active part of the discussions.
Only follow companies that are related to your field and connect with the people of those companies. Recruiters are more likely to connect with you, but instead of waiting for them to reach for you, you can connect with them.
You can ask your connections to endorse the skills that you have listed on your profile. Getting endorsements from previous colleagues and employers, it will show your expertise in a specific area. Give endorsements to those whom you know very well and they might endorse you in return.