Offlate, recruiters have gone full throttle using LinkedIn to find top talents. Reliance on job boards have hit an all time low (or will be very soon). LinkedIn happens to be one such platform which is solely dedicated to Professional Networking.
The LinkedIn profile killers seem rather mundane, but have a calculated effect on how you are perceived by not just employers, but potential business connectors or partners.
It's an art to use LinkedIn effectively. Many talents think just by creating a profile they would be attracting recruiters. It's sad to know it doesn't work that way. It takes a hell lot of patience, time and perseverance to craft a powerful profile on linkedin.
We have put together a few vital pointers which will help you take a step closer to your dream job
I see a lot of profiles that don’t have any information – no photo, no information underneath each employer, no groups, no education, etc.
When you simply slap up a profile and then walk away, you can’t expect an employer to stick around, either.
When your profile has no information, it actually says a lot about you, too.
It clearly states that you don’t spend a lot of time networking, and it’s not important to you.
Successful people avoid LinkedIn profile killers like no information because they know that networking is part of the ground game it takes to get noticed, attract opportunities, and build connections.
“Seeking Employment /
If this is in your headline, this is one of the dreaded LinkedIn profile killers.
Screaming this headline is not a career goal. It’s a status. And it drives people away.
Why not, instead, put “(TARGET JOB TITLE) ready to help your company save money!”
Much stronger. More effective. More interesting and compelling.
No call to action
One of the biggest LinkedIn profile killers is failing to include a call to action in your summary section.
What do you want someone to do when they are done reading your profile? How and why do you want them to reach out to you?
A call to action can mean asking someone to feel free to connect, or contact you about business opportunities.
Don’t end on a flat note. Get the reader ready to act with a call to action.