Updated: Dec 13, 2020
In our Get Hired Remotely series we share tips and advice for getting hired in a digital work world.
Companies are hiring remotely and a strong digital presence is key in networking and applying to jobs now. According to a survey by Handshake 51% of job seekers are planning to update their online profiles and 41% are planning to network online.
Many employers use key word searches and target specific details on a profile so having an engaging and detailed online profile is a must. To make your profile stand out, add your achievements, awards, and memberships unique to you.
Your Headline - Make it Eye-Catching
Your headline is your first introduction to recruiters and needs to say what you do or what you want to do using key words that instantly get attention. Describing yourself as a “Digital Producer – It’s the world we live in” makes you sound of the moment and kind of cool.
Your Photo - No "blah" headshots
A great profile photo won’t get you an interview by itself but a blah headshot will be forgotten in a nano second. Make sure yours looks friendly, approachable and appropriate for the type of jobs you’re seeking. Frame it so that some of your shoulders also show so you don’t look like a bobble head.
Skills and Endorsements - Get them, use them
If you don’t have the right skills and endorsements on your profile – add them or request friends and co-workers to endorse you. A key word search will match to your key skills and endorsements so it’s crucial to have lots of relevant skills listed – relevant to the role you are looking for that is!
Be Open To Recruiters – and Respond Timely
Update your status. Linked In has a private setting you can turn on that let’s recruiters know you’re open to new opportunities. In the pre-covid days recruiters lamented people who never responded to their messages, not any more!!
Even if it’s not the right fit for you, let the recruiter know what you are looking for and to keep in touch for any future opportunities – networking is a two way street and a good recruiter is always updating their contact lists.
Our career mentor coaches are experts at helping create the right LinkedIn profile for you, one that showcases your unique talents and increases your opportunities.
This article is part of our Get Hired Remotely series; job search and career advice for your digital work world.
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