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5 Reasons Recruiters Don't Click Through to Your LinkedIn Profile

5 Reasons Recruiters Don't Click Through to Your LinkedIn Profile in LINKEDIN IS THE#1 SOCIAL NETWORK FOR PROFESSIONALS Are you missing out on job opportunities? Bullhorn survey of over 160,000 recruiters found that: 97% of recruiters use LinkedIn to find job candidates 64% use ONLY LinkedIn for recruiting Compared to just 27% using Twitter & 22% using Facebook The top 7 industries using recruiters to fill jobs are: information technology, finance & banking, healthcare, manufacturing, engineering, sales, and admin & clerical. YOUR PROFILE MATTERS You might be the perfect candidate for a job opportunity, but if you're not using Linkedin or your Linkedln profile isn't optimized, these recruiters won't find you. 5 BIGGEST LINKEDIN PROFILE MISTAKES MISTAKE YOU AREN'T CONNECTED TO RECRUITERS .and you're barely connected to anyone else YOU DON'T HAVE A PROFILE PHOTO .or it's a blurry shot of you from ten years ago MISTAKE MISTAKE YOU HAVE A BORING, GENERIC HEADLINE ..or a headline that contains typos 3 YOUR PROFILE LACKS THE RIGHT KEYWORDS you never show up in search results MISTAKE 4 MISTAKE YOUR PROFILE ISN'T PUBLIC ..or you're not on Linkedin at all yet TO AVOID THESE MISTAKES AND GET YOUR PROFILE MORE VISIBLE: Grow your network and customize your picture and headline! GROW YOUR NETWORK USE THE 3 DEGREES OF SEPARATION ON LINKEDIN The larger your network on' Linkedin (not just people you know, directly or those they know, biut third degree connections toð), the greater your chances of connécting to people who can help your career. 3rd Degree Those connected to your 2nd degree connections Join LinkedIn groups Recruiters can find you through group connections or even at the 3rd degree level 2nd Degree The people your 1st degree connections know Get introduced Your LinkedIn connections can connect you to "friends of friends (including recruiters & HR managers) 1st Degree Build your professional network Co-workers, friends, colleagues, and others you connect with directly through invitations on LInkedin Use Linkedin's connection tools to find people you know OPTIMIZE YOUR PROFILE WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT PARTS OF YOUR LINKEDIN PROFILE? HINT: THE ONLY THINGS THAT SHOW UP IN LINKEDIN SEARCH RESULTS YOUR PHOTO HEADLINE KEYWORDS VISIBILITY Use a professional quality photo (plain background, simple clothes, shoulder-up headshot). Without one, recruiters might think you're either not serious or hiding something. Instead of the default "Title at Company" headline under your name, add a móre descriptive one. E.g., "CPA/MBA | Deliver Timely, Accurate Management Information important keywords from & Analysis for Decision Support | Budgeting Director, Kelly Services" Recruiters search for candidates with keywords like "financial analysis." Include relevant keywords in your headline and profile. (Tip: Find Finally, but most importantly, make sure your profile can be found. Enable your public profile (under your account settings), keep your profile up to date, and regularly connect with your network. job listings with a tool like Brought to you by: Linkedin in 30 Minutes (, available in ebook and paperback on Amazon and elsewhere, by Melanie Pinola, LinkedIn IN 30 MINUTES Recruiter and career expert Donna Svei ( SOURCES: Bullhorn Reach 2013 Social Recruiting Report: •E'E'E •E E=

5 Reasons Recruiters Don't Click Through to Your LinkedIn Profile

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If you're wondering why recruiters and employers aren’t reaching out to you, your LinkedIn profile may be to blame. Fix these 5 most common LinkedIn profile errors to get back on recruiters' radar.


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