A little effort can go a long way when it comes to updating your LinkedIn profile.
“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 seem 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.
Keeping your profile up-to-date 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 good.
The thing is, LinkedIn profiles start to look one and the same to recruiters after a while, so it’s important that you make yours super relevant and demonstrate initiative through it. Not sure what that means? Wendy shares how to put together an ideal profile.
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