92% of Recruiters Use Social Media to Find High-Quality Candidates
It’s no real secret that hiring using social media is (and has been for quite some time) THE method of choice for candidate sourcing and recruitment advertising for both agencies and businesses alike.
59% of recruiters rated candidates sourced from LinkedIn to be of the highest quality, making it an exceptional platform for launching your next career move.
However, only around 50% of people have a completed LinkedIn profile.
But that’s not all…
Like traditional CV’s, the quality and look of any one person’s LinkedIn profile writing can differ greatly.
It’s therefore important to get the most out of your LinkedIn profile writing.
Here are some tips to help you along.
STEP 1. (the no-brainer)
- Add a profile photo (headshot only – professional pic)
- List 2 or more positions you’ve held, with descriptions of those roles
- Have 5 or more skills on your profile for people to endorse
- Write an engaging summary about yourself
- Add your education
- Have 50 or more connections
But even reaching the ‘All-Star’ status is still no guarantee of getting your profile to stand out and searchable on the desktops of would-be employers.
Step 2. Make your profile memorable for the right reasons!
- Use the summary section to include your contact details
- Keep your profile/network up to date by adding regular status updates
- Maximise your LinkedIn group membership connecting to relevant groups (remember, there’s a limit!)
- Blog directly on LinkedIn Pulse (it’s excellent for making your personal experience shine out and get recognised)
- Use digital media on your profile – images, slide decks and videos are more engaging to a viewer
- Network and add all new business connections on LinkedIn (Grow your sphere of influence)
- Get recommendations for every position you’ve worked with via colleagues and clients alike
- Use relevant keywords within your profile to enhance how you appear in searches
At Networking Clout, our mission is to support our professional business clients by taking away much of the ‘heavy-lifting’ that’s required when it comes to growing their personal social media brand and network influence.