5 Tips: How to get noticed on LinkedIn by recruiters
LinkedIn has revolutionised the world of recruitment and job searching, making it easier than ever to reach out to candidates directly, however, with so many candidates searching for their new job you will need to ensure your profile stands out from the crowd.
Here’s our complete guide on optimising your LinkedIn profile to get noticed by recruiters and find new job opportunities.
Optimising your profile
Recruiters are busy people who see hundreds of profiles every day, you’re going to want to make your profile jump out the search box.
Drawing recruiters in
If a recruiter is looking to find someone for an ‘X’ role, they’ll be putting ‘X’ into the search box, such as a recruiter searching for an ‘Accountant’. You’re going to want to be putting ‘Accountant’ into everywhere that LinkedIn’s algorithm is going to be searching, such as your headline, summary, experience and skills section.
Your headline will be the next thing to draw a recruiter to your profile, avoid only listing your job title. Instead, expand further by reflecting on what you can do and any specific niches you focus on. If you’re a graphic designer, rather than just having your job title as your headline use ‘Graphic Designer with experience in Logo Design and a passion for Corporate Branding’. This little line of text may be what convinces a recruiter to click through to your profile or not.
Making first impressions
You can have a long summary filled with amazing details and experience, but a busy hiring manager is unlikely to delve deeper into this on first glance. The way to get around this is to start with a sentence that summarises your worth, skills and experiences. So even if the recruiter doesn’t read it all, they know you’re who they’re looking for.
Like above, the recruiter is unlikely to read all your work experience section filled with bullet points and job descriptions, but they will definitely skim the companies and titles. It is worth to make sure all your previous job details are up to date and make sure to change any confusing job titles into something more easily understandable.