How To Build Your Profile On LinkedIn To Get Jobs

LinkedIn is another social network that focuses on professional networking and career development. LinkedIn is owned by Microsoft.

Just like any other social media, LinkedIn can be used to post articles, connect with friends, and posting of pictures.

LinkedIn focuses on professional networking, that is, it is designed to make business connections, sharing of one’s+ experience and also posting your resumes to find jobs.

LinkedIn has similar features like Facebook. Looking at both interfaces, you can simply describe the similarity between the two social networks. The LinkedIn profile represents your resume.

When you are able to set up your LinkedIn profile accurately, it will be the avenue for employers to seek. In this article, am going to show you how you can build your resume to get jobs.

To kick the ball rolling, go to LinkedIn’s website, and create an account if you don’t have an account. After the successful creation of your account, let’s delve in deep on how to set up your profile.

 

How To Build Your Profile On LinkedIn To Get Jobs

  • The First Step Is Your Profile Picture. Set the right profile picture. Your profile picture is your virtual representation so it has to be perfect. The long distant shot is not advisable, make sure your face shows clearly.
  • Setup A Background Photo. The background photo is the second visual block of your profile. It’s also an attention grabber which makes your page stand out so make sure to set one.
  • Headline. Set your headline to be more than a keyword/title. Say something small about your role and why you do what you do. Remember its a resume you are building and that it should stand out.
  • Summary. Tell your story in this block. Write about how your skills matter and the difference it can make to the people you work with. Make sure you don’t use too many adjectives in this section or if better none. Try as much to be natural.
  • List Your Relevant Skills. Scroll through the list of skills and identify those that are relevant to you. This substantiates the description in your headline and summary section. Don’t choose skills that are not relevant to you.
  • Filling Your Services. The services section should not be ignored. It boosts your visibility in search results.
  • Fill In Your Background. The background section includes Work Experience, Education, Licence and Certifications, and Volunteer Experience. Make sure to fill all of those spots accurately.
  • Accomplishments. If you have any accomplished task/project, you can add it to this panel.
  • Recommendation. Adding a recommendation is a plus to your profile. Take the time to think about who you would most want a recommendation from, and go for it. The recommendation is personal testimonials written to illustrate the experience of working with you.
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After successfully following the above steps to set up your profile, LinkedIn will send you job alerts relevant to your profile. Moreover, you can also personally apply for jobs in the job section on LinkedIn relevant to you.

Conclusion

Just like walking to a company to submit your application for a job with your CV and cover letter, you can as well do it online through LinkedIn.

In this article, we looked at how to set up your profile on LinkedIn to receive Job alerts.

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