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A LinkedIn headline is the section at the top of a LinkedIn user's profile where they can describe what they do in 120 characters or less. This brief description appears...
You probably know your organization’s key strengths and core values pretty well. You may be even able to recite them. But what about your personal values and strengths- the things you hold very dear? The things you’re most associated with? The things that make you stand out? You know inherently what you value and stand for, but have you ever articulated it so that it jumps right out to people you haven’t met (as yet!)
When combined with an effective headline the right LinkedIn profile picture can help drive more clicks to your profile. And the very often disregarded background image is a great place to really stand out.
By applying these LinkedIn profile photo tips, writing an engaging summary and optimising your profile, you'll be on your way to building a strong presence on the platform.
Quantify your Achievements
It’s one of our top pieces of advice. Whether you’re targeting head-hunters or hiring managers directly, quantifying your success sounds more impressive, gives you a dynamic positioning and helps people imagine the impact you’re going to make from the get-go. On your resume, it is very important to make every word count. Numbers talk!
You never see a book or a newspaper article without a title, so make sure your resume has one. A good title quickly confirms that this is a relevant resume and provides context for what is to come. It's also a great way to customize your resume for a particular job - as this stands out and takes almost no time to change when you need to. Make sure your title represents the role you’re looking for instead of the role you have now or the last role you held.
Think of it as a lead magnet. The better your Linkedin profile is, the more likely the it will attract recruiters and impress hiring managers who look you up when you reach out to them. Research has shown [2018 Jobvite Recruiter Nation Study] that vast the majority of recruiters look at LinkedIn profiles to assess a candidate’s worth. So if you’re not using the opportunity to showcase your value, you are almost certainly doing yourself damage, at least being disregarded without even realising it.
What is a personal brand?
A personal brand is the unique combination of skills and experiences that make you who you are. Put simply, it’s how you present yourself to the world. Jeff Bezos had it in a nutshell when he said “Your brand is what people say about you when you’re not in the room.”
Why does managing your Personal Brand Matter?
It’s a great time to be searching for a job. In November 2018 unemployment was at a 39-year low and there are companies hiring in many sectors. And that’s great news, but if you want to move on up, it’s still down to you to find the job of your dreams and win at interview. So, Make sure that your interview preparation, particularly anticipating common interview questions is up to scratch. If you manage to get through this far, you have a reasonable chance, dnd having a mock interview might just stop you sabotaging it.
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