Is your LinkedIn profile attracting top clients and recruiters?

Is your LinkedIn profile attracting top clients and recruiters?

LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network with more than 562 million users in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide, so how do you stand out from the crowd? 

Here at fastnet, we pride ourselves in sourcing top candidates for leading clients in the Life Sciences Sector. With the War for Talent at a peak, our Talent consultants are always on the look out for experienced professionals with both the capabilities and cultural fit for our clients. With our specialist expertise we know what we are looking for and can offer advice to our candidates on how to optimise their LinkedIn profile to attract top employers and companies in the growing Life Sciences sector. 

 

What Your LinkedIn Profile Should look like

Nearly every industry uses LinkedIn to find candidates, and over 90% of recruiters rely on the site. (Dept. HRM,2017)  So your profile can’t just be a storage unit for career contacts — it needs to be a clear concise portfolio of you, your talents and your experience.

 

Below are just a few things to consider when building your profile;

 

First impressions count

Your LinkedIn profile is typically the first impression that a business contact may have with you, so you want to make sure you put your best foot forward. You can do this by making sure your images and content are strictly professional.

Having a good photo that you use across all networks says something about you. It says that you are professional and care about your public image. When surveyed 75% of employees said they were more willing to engage with someone who had a professional photo on their profile page. (LinkedIn survey, 2016)

 

Manage your personal professional brand

LinkedIn provides one of the best opportunities to increase your visibility and credibility. You can upload blogs, videos, images, awards, etc. to develop a three-dimensional view that highlights your skills and abilities.

 

Don’t get left behind

Keep in mind that your LinkedIn profile should always be a work in progress. Update it regularly, making sure your most relevant and up to date projects are mentioned.

Do you have recommendations and endorsements from other professionals?

Having credible endorsements and recommendations is a good sign that you are a well-liked and reliable individual. Get as many recommendations as you can!

 

Avoid Buzz Words

Yes, that is correct, buzz words no longer work. Recruiters and HR professionals are searching through professional profiles all the time and over used buzz words and phrases become repetitive, boring and disingenuous. Try to make your profile personal to you whilst making sure it is professional and concise throughout.

 

Network & Get Involved

Join relevant groups and discussions to connect with major players in your industry by using the search tool to find groups by industry. Join groups, post relevant articles and participate in discussions.

 

 

 

Not sure where to begin? We are holding Career Progression Workshops in our Dublin office in May & June for both Graduates and Senior Candidates. Click on the links below for more information.

 

 Career Progression Consultations for experienced professionals
 Wednesday, 6th June
 Dublin

 

 

 Career Progression Workshops for Graduates
 Wednesday, 30th May
 Dublin

 

 

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