LinkedIn is one of the most effective sites online to network with like-minded professionals, explore job opportunities and get noticed by HR recruiters.
Creating a basic profile is not enough to garner the attention of recruiters and hiring managers. You need to have a complete and detailed profile and be an active user within the LinkedIn community. Just like with anything else related to your career, you get out of it what you put in.
4 EFFECTIVE WAYS TO GET NOTICED BY HR ON LINKEDIN
Getting noticed on LinkedIn is not as difficult as you may suspect. Here are 4 ways to get noticed by HR recruiters on LinkedIn:
1. HAVE A PROFESSIONAL HEADSHOT:
Seems obvious, but there are plenty of people on LinkedIn who use selfies, or photos and images that are less than formal. Others don’t have photos at all. Why are photos so important? Profiles with a photo get 14 times more views! While the goal is a professional headshot, a quality photo in a well-lit room from your smartphone can do the trick.
2. BE THOROUGH:
A complete profile is one thing, but having a thorough list of your skills, previous jobs, and experience is highly enticing for recruiters. In fact, your profile is 12 times more likely to be viewed if you have more than 1 job listed. So, list all your relevant job history. Having a thorough profile also communicates to recruiters that you are serious, and it says something about you as a potential candidate – you care!
As we’ve previously stated in 4 Best Ways to Get Noticed and Recruited by HR:
“A great LinkedIn profile is almost as important, if not as important, as having a strong resume. One of the first places HR companies look when recruiting is LinkedIn. If you don’t have a profile, or your profile is weak and hasn’t been updated recently, they’ll pass over you. If you apply for a job, and if they like your resume, they’ll also check out your LinkedIn profile to learn more about you and what you have to offer.”
3. GET RECOMMENDATIONS:
Filling your profile with recommendations from other high profile LinkedIn users adds validation and legitimacy to you as a professional and job candidate. Recruiters take notice of this. Ask former managers, supervisors, and other people in HR who can speak to your skills and abilities.
4. GET SOCIAL:
Posting and sharing content on LinkedIn is a great way to get noticed. It’s a simple way to put yourself in front of potentially thousands of people, including recruiters. “Those who share at least once a week are nearly 10 times more likely to be contacted by a recruiter than those who don’t,” says Donna Serdula, author of LinkedIn Makeover: Professional Secrets to a Powerful LinkedIn Profile on Mentalfloss.