“It is not what you know; it is whom you know that matters when looking for a job.”
Sounds familiar? Whether you agree with this statement, this is the reality of many job seekers out there. How else would you account for many very highly qualified people that can’t seem to land a job?
Two of the Factors that Influence Your Job Hunting
There are a variety of factors that may be relevant to this situation. Two of those factors are often a poorly drafted resume and a neglected LinkedIn profile. Though I can help you have your resume developed professionally, let me talk to you today about your ‘neglected’ LinkedIn profile.
Why You Must Update Your LinkedIn Profile
I still cannot believe that people hang on to things that worked in their job searching endeavours five years ago. Never before have things changed so fast when it comes to technology, as in this day and age.
If you do not have an active and updated LinkedIn profile, you run the risk of being passed over for opportunities that you apply for.
Let me tell you why:
Can you now see the link between LinkedIn and that job you are after?
What to Think About with Your LinkedIn Profile
What do you have to consider when getting your profile ready?
Is LinkedIn better than an updated resume?
This is not the question to ask. Rather ask – how can I use both to land my dream job, or at least get access to the job market, if you are an immigrant.
An updated resume will be a physical document on the desk of the recruiter or interviewer, while your LinkedIn account will do the following for you:
With all the changes that LinkedIn is making, you can add images, media, video, and presentations, which add depth to your profile and possible job applications that you may lodge.
Please do not make a mistake for one moment to think that LinkedIn is not worth your while in your search for a job. Invest the time and effort into your profile.
I welcome you to connect with me, start networking on LinkedIn and follow my regular updates/tips here on LinkedIn and Facebook. Contact me should you need assistance in setting up your LinkedIn profile. Write a LinkedIn message or find my contact details here. It is easy to make a booking for personal Linkedin coaching by choosing a time suitable here. All major credit card payments welcome from overseas and local clients.
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