Don’t update your LinkedIn profile much because you don’t think it’s very useful? On the contrary, a little effort can go a long way. We’re talking getting-headhunted-for-a-new-job kind of way.
“LinkedIn has changed the professional networking landscape and made it easier for recruiters to interact with potential candidates. An effective profile will thus encourage the best opportunities to come to you,” says Wendy Heng, associate director of sales and marketing, supply chain and procurement at Robert Walters Singapore.
“Having a partially finished or ‘abandoned’ profile can make you appear less legitimate and professional. This might make recruiters think twice before approaching you with an opportunity.” She adds that the more complete your profile, the higher it ranks in the search results.
But when we say keep your profile up-to-date, it doesn’t mean you have to update it frequently. As long as you update it every time you have a new role and keep it complete, you’re in a good place.
As you probably already know, you should use a professional profile photo to give a good impression and enhance trust. But Wendy says that you should also make it a point to build a wide network and accumulate testimonials as “social proof”.
“Your LinkedIn profile is a valuable resource for being discovered and finding new job opportunities,” she stresses.
Want to better refine your LinkedIn profile? Wendy shares the following tips.
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