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7 Tips for creating a highly effective LinkedIn profile (Part 2), from Boston tech insider CareerEncore. We'll help you land you next ideal job. More info: http://www.CareerEncore.com ...

7 Tips for creating a highly effective LinkedIn profile (Part 2), from Boston tech insider CareerEncore. We'll help you land you next ideal job. More info: http://www.CareerEncore.com

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7 Tips for creating a highly effective LinkedIn profile - Part 2 (career advice - tips and tricks - insider information - job help) Presentation Transcript

  • 1. 7 Tips for Creating a Highly Effective LinkedIn Profile Boston High-Tech Recruiter Presents… Connect With Us: www.CareerEncore.com Recruiter@CareerEncore.com (Part 2 of 2)
  • 2. Introduction • If you don’t have a LinkedIn profile – You’re lacking a valuable job search tool – LinkedIn is a way to market yourself to the world • It doesn't take long to create a great profile – Or, to overhaul your profile • Prepare to follow the last of the 7 Tips for Creating a Highly Effective LinkedIn Profile
  • 3. Tip 4: Create a Compelling Summary • Your summary is among the first sections read • Quickly convey – Your accomplishments – History – Skills • First or third person is acceptable – Be consistent – First person: more friendly and sincere – Third person: more formal and polished
  • 4. Tip 4: Create a Compelling Summary (cont.) • The summary is your chance to go beyond bullet points • Don’t hesitate to use all of the space allowed • Do not create a solid block of text – Break info into paragraphs – Group like info under headings
  • 5. Tip 5: Drop the Buzzwords • Buzzwords: overused, trendy words • In 2012, LinkedIn reported top summary buzzwords: 1. Creative 2. Organizational 3. Effective 4. Motivated 5. Extensive experience 6. Track record 7. Innovative 8. Responsible 9. Analytical 10. Problem solving
  • 6. Tip 5: Drop the Buzzwords (cont.) • Cut generic terms that won’t help you stand out – “accomplished” – “detail-oriented” – “results-driven” • Leave out clichés – “always stepped up to the plate”
  • 7. Tip 6: Include Keywords • Increase the odds your profile will be discovered – Both within LinkedIn and the Internet as a whole • Identify the top 5 to 10 most relevant keywords – Describe your work experience – What you offer as a candidate – Work keywords into your profile • Headline • Summary • Elsewhere
  • 8. Tip 6: Include Keywords (cont.) • When choosing between readability, or adding another keyword – Always choose readability • To find relevant keywords – Look at profiles of people with similar roles – Look though industry publications
  • 9. Tip 7: Keep Your Profile Up-To-Date • Update info within days of career-related changes – Promotions – Winning industry awards – Starting new degree programs • Keep skills and experience current
  • 10. Tip 7: Keep Your Profile Up-To-Date (cont.) • Keep you profile dynamic – Share blog posts, Tweets, etc. • Join relevant LinkedIn groups – Participate in active discussions
  • 11. Final Thoughts • Even if you’ve never used LinkedIn, you can create a powerful profile within an hour – Take on the challenge with a focus on the above 7 points • If you already have a profile, there is still room to make your online presence more successful • Feel free to reach out to CareerEncore, Inc. at any time for assistance
  • 12. Thank You for Viewing Our Presentation Brought to You By: Boston High-Tech Recruiter Connect With Us: www.CareerEncore.com Recruiter@CareerEncore.com
  • 13. Works Cited • Written with Input From: – http://bit.ly/10aYGH1 – http://slidesha.re/17DzD9D – http://bit.ly/10mazhO – http://linkd.in/Tr9UnO