Video instructions and help with filling out and completing Fill Form 2220 Profiles

Instructions and Help about Fill Form 2220 Profiles

Hi it's Linda Rayner of Linda Raynor comm career strategist speaker and coach and in this video I'm going to teach you six tips on how to make a great LinkedIn profile so that you can get noticed by recruiters and hiring managers and literally become a magnet for new job opportunities you may not realize this but aside from your resume your LinkedIn profile is being carefully reviewed by the recruiters and hiring managers for the jobs that you apply for so if your LinkedIn isn't on point you may not even make it to the first round of interviews so it's extremely important to pay attention to how your Linkedin is being presented and that it represents the best possible version of you all right so let's dive into LinkedIn tip number one and that is to have a photo that sends good vibes so aside from your name your LinkedIn profile picture is one of the first things that recruiters and hiring managers look at as soon as they look you up on LinkedIn so you want to have a photo that's recent and of high quality you don't want to be using any old or dark grainy photos and you definitely don't want to be deceiving anybody by using a photo from several years back so you make sure that it's bright it's clear and that you're smiling and looking professional so for the guys perhaps wear a collared shirt and a suit jacket and if you can a tie as part of your LinkedIn profile picture and for the ladies I would suggest wearing a blazer or just a nice fitted top that is appropriate for the office also try to have a LinkedIn specific photo instead of using a picture from a recent family wedding or some other occasion the reason for this is because you want to give the sense that you're serious about your career so using any photo from any situation in any setting can cause some people to potentially question how serious you really are that's why I say if you want to put your best self forward in your job search and in your career then that also applies to your LinkedIn profile photo tip number two use an appropriate headline so I've seen different opinions on what people should put as their headlines I've seen people say that you should have multiple description words that are high value and high impact but to be honest I completely disagree I feel that you should just put your job title as your headline so if you're a senior financial analyst put that as your headline if you are a finance manager put that as your headline and the reason for this is so that recruiters and hiring managers can find you easily if they have a job opportunity and they're looking for someone with your type of experience your title specifically then they'll be able to find you but if you put in all these complicated words and vague descriptions in your headline people don't know what your title is and they don't know who you are what you do so I highly recommend using your job title as your headline all right on to tip number three have a what I can do for you oriented profile summary a lot of people don't even write up profile summaries in their LinkedIn profiles and I think that's a shame because when you do have a profile summary it helps you to get noticed by recruiters and hiring managers for buzzwords that they may be looking up so in your profile summary you want it to be short and sweet but at the same time you also don't want to just be talking about uuugh and instead talk about what problems you helped to solve and an example of how you would write your profile summary would be I help organizations to perform budgeting forecasting and financial analysis over their revenue and expense budgets to ensure profitability targets are met at minimum costs so that's an example of one sentence that you would have as part of your profile summary and you would have probably I would say three or four of those and they'll make up a full paragraph and that will be your little intro for anybody that lands on your LinkedIn profile on to tip number four and that is to make your work experience short and sweet you don't want to lay out all your details and your duties and your achievements on to your LinkedIn profile because that's what your resume is for so your LinkedIn profile should just have your job titles your companies that you've worked at the exact months and years that you've worked in each of those roles and maybe maybe have one bullet point that kind of summarizes the overall responsibilities within each of the jobs that you've held the reason why you don't want to lay out all your good on the linkedin profiles because you want to pique the interest of the recruiter or the hiring manager if they see that based on the titles that you've held in the companies you've worked at that there's a potential fit for an opportunity that they have on the go there's a greater likelihood that because they don't know everything about you by just looking at your LinkedIn profile they will then reach out to you and ask for your resume so that's how you then become a greater magnet for job opportunities tip number five show off your recommendations a lot of people seem to hesitate to ask for recommendations from their old managers or bosses but I say get over that fear and ask for those recommendations because that's one simple way that you can get your LinkedIn profile to truly stand out from other profiles out there and you want to make sure that again these recommendations