One of the most valuable tools for job seekers is LinkedIn! If you do not have a LinkedIn profile, we highly encourage you to create one. LinkedIn is the top professional social networking site with over 133 million users in the U.S. alone. LinkedIn has made it very easy for recruiters to quickly identify candidates that meet the requirements our clients are looking for.
Here are a few top tips to follow when creating and updating your profile:
- Make sure your profile is up-to-date and consistent with your resume
- Make sure to list all your relevant skills; adding keywords helps recruiters find you
- Make sure your profile picture is conservative and professional
- Let recruiters know you are available. LinkedIn allows you to list that confidentially where only recruiters can see.