How to Boost Your LinkedIn Profile’s Appeal to Hiring Managers
When a hiring manager views your LinkedIn profile, you have about 30 seconds to convince him or her that you’re what the company needs. Follow these ten tips to boost your profile’s appeal and ensure it isn’t one a hiring manager will pass over:
Build instant credibility with a professional-looking profile photo.
Make sure your profile headline clearly communicates what you’re all about (and not just your job title).
Provide even more detail about who you are with a professional summary that can be read aloud within 30 seconds.
Get your profile to show up on free searches by completing it.
Update your status at least once per week to seem more passionate.
Share the industry-related books you’re reading with the Reading List by Amazon application.
Join and participate in at least three industry-relevant groups.
Get to 150 connections in order to increase your chances of having first-degree connections in places you want to work.
Get ten or more recommendations to ensure you look like a top candidate.