With over 870 million users worldwide, LinkedIn is hard to ignore, yet job seekers neglect their profiles. If you are considering a career move, it is essential to ensure your LinkedIn profile is as strong as possible.
Recently we ran an informal survey on LinkedIn to find out what hiring managers rely on most when deciding which candidates to shortlist.
The results are illuminating. While resumes still carry more weight, nearly 30% of respondents say they would rather look at your LinkedIn profile first. This number was even higher for professional recruiters and talent acquisition professionals while hiring managers still favour the resume.
Right or wrong, it is hard to ignore the fact that a solid LinkedIn profile is an important part of your application toolkit when it comes to job hunting.
With that in mind, here are eight tips to help you improve your LinkedIn profile:
Remember, the more effort you put into your profile, the better your chances of being contacted for new career opportunities.
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John Bethell is the CEO of LUKA GLOBAL and a director of Wavelength International. He has 30+ years in recruitment delivery, coaching & mentorship.