We know that many of you tend to think that LinkedIn is just like any other social networking platform like Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram that doesn’t help you land your dream job. Therefore, you have a half-done profile with bits and pieces copied from your CV and you haven’t logged in for months.
However, you should know that LinkedIn is one of the most popular job posting platforms, and having a polished profile will help you find a job faster.
In other words…
Having a polished LinkedIn profile is key to your professional success.
After doing a lot of research we have compiled a list of 7 easy steps you can take to optimize your LinkedIn profile and land your dream job in a top tech sales company.
Before you start working on the fun things you need to take care of the basics. Make your profile public and give it a nice URL.
This is the first information that people will see on your profile. You want to ensure that people know what you do just by a glance.
We suggest using the following structure 👉 (Role) - (Core skills)
Here comes the tough part… the “about” section. We know a lot of you really struggle with this step because… What is that you are supposed to write about yourself?
Well, the goal here is to show what you are doing, what your mission is, and what it is that you’re looking for.
Sounds easy right? We know, we know… How are you supposed to summarize your core message into a few phrases? It’s also an iterative text - it should change as your career evolves. Here are some tips that will help you but remember it is all about expressing yourself.
Need more inspiration? Here are some topics you can cover:
In this section, you will need to explain your core functions and responsibilities and mention the results. We recommend using 3-4 bullet points maximum.
Here are some tips:
But what if your previous experiences are unrelated to what you’re doing now...?
In reality, no experience is ever completely “unrelated”. Every single one of our experiences in the past has taught us something. And this “something” is what we want to explore a bit more.
For example, if you have ever worked with customers, consulted clients, done project management, managed a team, or worked with people in another function, you have gathered valuable skills in any position!
Do not just list your experiences - that’s the resume for. Rather focus on explaining what you learned from these experiences and built stories around them.
This section is all about your capabilities.
Being "findable" is a crucial component of the hiring process in the modern world. Make sure your LinkedIn profile has a list of all of your professional skills in case a recruiter searches LinkedIn for candidates or a person with your profile.
But how do recruiters see this?
As you can see, your skills have been assembled in a neat little overview that is easy to scan. The recruiter tool blocks out all your profile endorsements. This means recruiters won’t see for what skills you’ve been endorsed and if people have left you a recommendation. To see those, one would need to return to the basic LinkedIn profile view.
But.. Which skills do you add?
Make sure you mark yourself as open to receiving offers. Recruiters will know you are looking for employment.
Your profile picture is a key element of your LinkedIn presence. It is the first chance to make a good impression and increase your chances of being viewed by others.
Here are some tips 👇
Did you choose one? Get your picture analyzed here!
p.s. don’t worry if your score isn’t perfect, the tool is quite strict 🧐 but it might give you some ideas on where to improve.
Congratulations, you’re all done!!
We hope these tips will help you nail your LinkedIn profile! If you are considering launching your career in tech sales, we encourage you to apply here - our program is 100% free and candidates usually find a job in under 30 days.
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