Use These LinkedIn Tools to Enhance Your Job Search

Use These LinkedIn Tools to Enhance Your Job Search

Posted on 15. Mar, 2018 by in Career Coaching, Career Tools, Careers, Job Seekers, Resumes and Letters

They say the only thing that is constant is change, and that is definitely true with technology. And it’s no different with LinkedIn. It is constantly evolving and providing new features for its users. As such, a job seeker’s LinkedIn profile development has to also evolve constantly in order to keep up with the competition. It’s entirely possible to have created a LinkedIn profile, filled it out completely, but still aren’t having the success you expected. Don’t give up! You may just not be utilizing the right features. So if you’ve ever asked yourself, “how can I attract recruiters to my executive LinkedIn profile?” we’ve got some tips on specific features to help you out.

“How You Rank”

As a job seeker, you want your profile to be viewed as much as possible. The more you’re noticed, the more you’ll be seen as an influencer. The “How You Rank” tool on LinkedIn helps you see how often your profile gets viewed in comparison to the amount of connections you have. Being in the top 25% on the “How You Rank” tool should be a goal to strive for since you will be getting a high amount of profile views at that level.

Do you know who is the most influential within your network? This tool will let you know. The more active a user is, the more likely they will be willing to interact with you. And on a similar note, an active user is likely the person you want to interact with anyway since they could be a more valuable connection to strengthen your job search.

Groups are Where It’s At

There are thousands of LinkedIn groups available. Why should you join them? If you aren’t sure how to optimize your LinkedIn profile in order to improve your “How You Rank” score, the best way to do so is by joining groups and being active in them. So find a handful of relevant ones and start connecting with the group members. You might start with the Healthcare Scene and Healthcare IT Central groups. The more active you are in groups, the more your profile will be viewed, and the higher your “How You Rank” score will climb.

Publishing Platform is Not Just For Books

Show your writing skills and creativity by posting your published works. It’s a great way to spotlight this skill and improve your LinkedIn profile development. Now LinkedIn has a tool to allow you to publish your content under your profile photo, the header and at the top of your profile. This feature makes it easier than ever before to share your insightful content to anyone who views your profile. Now all you have to do is go to work to write the content, and the LinkedIn publishing platform will help you easily distribute it within your network.

Professional Resume Services helps executives with LinkedIn profile development every day. LinkedIn is one of the most valuable tools for job seekers, but it also has to be used properly in order to be effective. If you aren’t sure how to optimize your LinkedIn profile, or would like more tips about how to best use it effectively, contact us at any time for a consultation.

Erin Kennedy

Erin Kennedy, CPRW, CERW, BS/HR, is a Certified Professional Resume Writer/Career Consultant, and the President of Professional Resume Services. She is a nationally published writer and contributor of nine best-selling career books.

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