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7 Ways You Can Use Your LinkedIn Profile to Get Your Dream Job

Thursday, December 1, 2016 11:44
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Written By: Janet Anthony For TWB

More and more people are suing LinkedIn to get their dream job. Companies are eager to find new talents and the right fit to their organization, so they are hunting them directly on social media instead of waiting for them to apply for the job

Even when you send your CV, the chances are that your recruiter will search for you on LinkedIn to get to know more about you. Having said that make sure that you make the most of this social media network as soon as possible by following the tips below:

# 1 – Make your profile shine

Before doing anything to bring more recruiters to your way, you should polish your profile first. And it means doing several things:

  • Uploading a professional picture that matches what is expected by your industry
  • Updating your work experience and other background information with relevant facts about your career
  • Asking for recommendations and endorsements to sound more reliable and authoritative
  • Creating an engaging and compelling summary that sells you to the recruiter as the best candidate
  • Crafting a great descriptive title able to summarize what you can offer and highlight your best skills
  • Add a portfolio, white papers, or any other visual resources that make sense and add value to your industry

# 2 – Follow your favorite companies

Now that you brush up your LinkedIn profile, it is time for searching. And the first thing that you will search is your favorite companies. Look for them and start following them so you can know more about them, who their chief executives are, and what they are up to at the moment. [Click to continue reading]

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