Hack Your LinkedIn Profile to the Top of Employers' Search Results

Hack Your LinkedIn Profile to the Top of Employers' Search Results
From Recruiter - November 3, 2016

LinkedIn has 450 million membersfrom around the world. If you have a LinkedIn account, you face intense competition to get your profile noticed by potential employers or headhunters.

Dont worry, though: There are ways you can hack your profile to the top of recruiters LinkedIn search results.

What Do You Want Headhunters to Know You For?

First, you should know what your keyword branding is. That means you need to define the search string that you want to be associated with.

For example, if you wish to be hired as an accountant in Singapores marine industry and you have SAP experience, you would need these keywords to appear in your profile.

These are some key placesin your LinkedIn profile to put those keywords:

How Do I Get to Level 1?

You need to know how LinkedIn displays search results. It arranges them into three levels: level 1 is your direct connections, level 2 is your connections connections, and level 3 is your connections connections connections.

Users of LinkedIns recruiting solutions can see everyone in the ecosystem because that capability comes with the package. For people like you and me withfree-to-use LinkedIn accounts, the way to get results closest to what the paid users see is to have many connections.

So, how do you increase your number of connections?

Personally, I grew my connections organically from day one. It took me at least four years to reach my current number of 9,000+ connections.


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