What Employers Look for on LinkedIn

Professional Resume Services

Your executive LinkedIn profile can help you get a job. Today, it’s more important than ever for individuals to pay close attention to their LinkedIn profile to boost their chances of getting hired. In fact, some employers conduct candidate searches on this popular social media site.

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How Public Should Your LinkedIn Profile Be?

Professional Resume Services

The default privacy settings for your LinkedIn profile aren’t always best. Unfortunately, many executives never look at the privacy settings on their LinkedIn profile. Restrict Your Profile if Currently Employed.

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3 Juicy Insider LinkedIn Personal Branding Tips

Executive Career Brand

I’ve been a LinkedIn member and professional LinkedIn profile writer for close to 10 years. I’ve not only learned how to help my clients leverage LinkedIn for job search, but also how to use it to build my personal brand and business. LinkedIn recommendations are important.

2017 130

Three Quick Tips for Souping up Your Executive LinkedIn Profile

Professional Resume Services

LinkedIn profile development can be tricky. LinkedIn is a powerful networking tool for executives. With the high visibility your LinkedIn profile has, even some of the smallest mistakes could be critical. We at Professional Resume Services can help!

2016 106

5 Deadly LinkedIn Mistakes

Executive Career Brand

Four years ago I published a post that became very popular – 29 Biggest LinkedIn Mistakes – in which I described some of the worst things executives in job search do, or neglect to do, on LinkedIn. Deadly LinkedIn Mistake #2: Neglecting SEO and Keywords.

2015 129

What Not to Do With Your Executive LinkedIn Profile

Professional Resume Services

LinkedIn profile development is essential to your success. Setting up a LinkedIn profile can be just as tough as putting together the right resume, especially if you aren’t particularly savvy with the Internet. Don’t Confuse LinkedIn with Facebook.

2016 111

How Blogging On LinkedIn Gets You Noticed By Employers

Career Realism

How Blogging On LinkedIn Gets You Noticed By Employers. Anything,” I was asked if writing articles on LinkedIn can help you get noticed by employers. Blogging On LinkedIn = Your Cover Letter. Ask JT Anything LinkedIn LinkedIn Lab blog Blogging

2016 58

LinkedIn FAQs for Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Beyond personal branding and this post on LinkedIn FAQs, I’ll be writing posts on the FAQs that represent the major road blocks and/or job search strategies they have told me they need help understanding, across these topics: Executive resumes. Why is LinkedIn SO Important?

2016 112

Showcase Your Personal Brand with LinkedIn Comments

Executive Career Brand

Once again LinkedIn comes to the rescue by offering several ways and places to post your comments on relevant topics. A word of caution: NEVER post snarky comments on LinkedIn , or anywhere else. LinkedIn Group Discussions. LinkedIn Pulse Articles.

2016 111

How Many LinkedIn Connections Are Good For Executive Job Search?

Executive Career Brand

One of the questions my c-suite and senior-level executive clients most frequently ask me is: Does it matter how many people I’m connected to on LinkedIn, and who should I connect with – everyone who asks? I’ve even had quite a few men connect with me who treated LinkedIn like a dating site.

2017 99

15 Savvy Tips To Boost LinkedIn Profile Views

Executive Career Brand

Bedazzle Your LinkedIn Profile and Boost Profile Views. When you’re actively pursuing new career opportunities, you need to make your LinkedIn profile dazzle, so it will be a traffic magnet. By ACTIVELY using LinkedIn to stay top-of-mind with people and draw new people to you.

2017 89

How To Exploit the New LinkedIn for Best SEO

Executive Career Brand

Take Advantage of the New LinkedIn User Interface To Draw More People To Your Profile. Have you taken a close look at what’s happened to the very top section of your LinkedIn profile, with the latest User Interface? How’s the New LinkedIn Different From the Old One?

2017 78

Make LinkedIn and Other Social Media Profiles Your Second Resume

Professional Resume Services

Your LinkedIn profile should tell potential employers why you’re a good candidate. A growing number of employers peruse top candidates’ social media accounts as part of the hiring process. How Do Employers Use Social Media? Complete your LinkedIn profile 100 percent.

Deadly LinkedIn Mistake: Forgetting LinkedIn Groups

Executive Career Brand

How many LinkedIn Groups do you belong to and actively use? I review lots of LinkedIn profiles of executive job seekers. They’re missing out on one of LinkedIn’s most powerful features. Why Are LinkedIn Groups So Valuable in Job Search? How to Use LinkedIn Groups.

9 LinkedIn Profile Picture FAILS

Career Realism

9 LinkedIn Profile Picture FAILS. Don’t let them creep into your LinkedIn profile! Here are a few fails that a lot of people make the mistake of doing when it comes to their LinkedIn profile pictures: 1. ” – What every employer thinks when they see this.

5 Tips For Upping Your LinkedIn Game

Career Realism

5 Tips For Upping Your LinkedIn Game. Related: 10 Places To Promote Your LinkedIn Profile. A bad (or lazy) LinkedIn strategy could hurt your personal brand, which can hurt your overall career success. Here are five tips for upping your LinkedIn game: 1.

2016 62

How to Use LinkedIn to Build an Effective Employer Brand

The Undercover Recruiter

The answer lies in employer branding, or talent branding as the folks at LinkedIn prefer to call it. Chris Brown explains how to use LinkedIn to boost your employer branding. What are the top 5 factors that contribute to a positive employer brand? How to Use LinkedIn to Build an Effective Employer Brand. Employer Employer Branding Podcast employee advocacy LinkedIn podcast

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How to Write a Dazzling LinkedIn Summary

Executive Career Brand

Over the years, I’ve reviewed many LinkedIn profiles of executive job seekers. No matter, most anyone with a career or doing business in any way needs a complete LinkedIn profile. What’s so important about the LinkedIn Summary section? Get the Most Out of LinkedIn.

2016 96

20 LinkedIn Tips


For many of us, our LinkedIn account s have become incredibly neglected over the years. LinkedIn has been proven again and again to deliver more and better qualified leads than any other social network. Remember, LinkedIn is very search-driven, both on-site and off.

Marketing Hacks To Make Employers Notice You

Ms. Career Girl

The post Marketing Hacks To Make Employers Notice You appeared first on Ms. Here is our list of top marketing hacks guaranteed to make a lasting impression on prospective employers. The best way to make employers notice you is to become an expert in your respective domain.

2016 100

How Do I Find Jobs on LinkedIn?

Ms. Career Girl

The post How Do I Find Jobs on LinkedIn? LinkedIn has rapidly become the leading job search platform where members from every industry and job function can: Quickly find career opportunities in any location. Apply to positions using just the LinkedIn profile.

2016 58

3 Important LinkedIn Profile Housekeeping Tasks

Executive Career Brand

Many executive job seekers have a “ build it and forget it ” mindset when it comes to their LinkedIn profiles. So, they scramble to get their LinkedIn profiles up to snuff. For help, read my post, When Was the Last Time You Updated Your LinkedIn Profile?

2015 112

3 Ways To Get LinkedIn Endorsements

Career Realism

3 Ways To Get LinkedIn Endorsements. LinkedIn is the online platform for all things that relate to your professional brand, and you want to use it to your best advantage to the fullest extent that you can. Related: How To Ask For LinkedIn Recommendations.

2016 61

How to Reach Out to a Potential Employer on LinkedIn

The Undercover Recruiter

With more than 200 million users worldwide , LinkedIn has established itself as the leading professional social networking site on the web. LinkedIn’s strength lies in its capacity for forging and promoting connections, making networking that much easier.

Essential Checklist to Optimize LinkedIn For Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Along with being an essential tool for executive job search, LinkedIn plays an important role in overall career management. I’ve found that many executives have a “build it and forget it” mindset with LinkedIn. Build Your LinkedIn Profile. Build and Engage Your LinkedIn Network.

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How and Why Your LinkedIn Profile and Resume Aren’t the Same Thing

Professional Resume Services

An executive LinkedIn profile can help you stand out. When you are looking for employment, there are many tools at your disposal. One of the most powerful online platforms for professionals is LinkedIn. Some of them are online, and a few of them are off.

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The 20 Most In Demand UK Employers According to LinkedIn

The Undercover Recruiter

LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network with more than 238 million members worldwide, this week revealed the second annual ranking of the most attractive employers among its 13 million members in the UK. If you’re thinking “where’s LinkedIn on that list?”

4 Things Employers Look For In LinkedIn And Resume Comparison

Career Realism

Even though a prospective employer may only have your resume, that’s not going to stop them from also researching to see what you have on LinkedIn. Related: LinkedIn Endorsements: How They Can Help And Hurt You. Employment. Are the dates of employment the same?

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He Got FIRED! Posting His Resume on LinkedIn, while Employed.

Resume Bear

John Flexman is thought to be the first person in the country to bring a case for constructive dismissal after a dispute over putting his details on the professional networking site LinkedIn. ‘It should not be a problem for me to have a LinkedIn profile.’

How to Write a Standout LinkedIn Headline

The Undercover Recruiter

You’re on LinkedIn to be noticed for the rights reasons. Potential employers will search for you, and colleagues, clients and customers are bound to check you out at some point too. How to Write a Standout LinkedIn Headline.

2016 43

7 Tips To Best Utilize LinkedIn

Career Realism

7 Tips To Best Utilize LinkedIn. Spend any time on LinkedIn and you’ll see that the site is constantly changing. Related: 4 Reasons You Might Not Get Recommendations On LinkedIn. Here are some tips to best utilize LinkedIn gleaned from the Career Brainstorming Day report: 1.

2016 61

Get the Most Out of LinkedIn

Executive Career Brand

This compilation of past posts about using LinkedIn for executive job search follows up a 3-part series of posts I wrote about a year ago, How to Use the New LinkedIn for Executive Personal Branding. The 3 Most Important LinkedIn Profile SEO Places for Relevant Keywords.

2015 104

The Easy Way to Boost Your Employer Brand: Get Your Employees on LinkedIn

The Undercover Recruiter

Employer branding is a forming a central part of talent attraction in today’s brave new world. Attracting the very best candidates is only getting harder, so standing out from the crowd with a great employer brand is a great way to overtake competitors.

LinkedIn Alternatives for Online Resumes

Career Alley

The traditional resume is being slowly being outdated, and the number of networks that allow you to share your resume online (like LinkedIn) have grown substantially over the last few years. Three main choices (sales leads, employment, job candidates).

2015 96

Deadly LinkedIn Mistake: No Professional Photo

Executive Career Brand

When I first viewed the LinkedIn profile of a recent client (a CFO job seeker), I knew something was fishy. What he didn’t realize was that when I Googled his name – which executive recruiters and employers were sure to do as well – real photos of him came up in various places.

2015 105

The Value of Blogging Your Personal Brand on LinkedIn

Executive Career Brand

Did you know that LinkedIn offers a long-form publishing (or blogging) platform? Using LinkedIn’s Pulse, you’ll reap many of the benefits of having your own blog, with almost none of the headaches. Each time you publish a new Pulse post, your LinkedIn network is notified.

2016 99

Employers Use Your Resume And LinkedIn Profile Differently


Many job seekers make the mistake of assuming that their resume and LinkedIn profile are the same thing. There are three reasons that your resume and LinkedIn profile are not the same.

Deadly LinkedIn Mistake: Generic, Short Summary Section

Executive Career Brand

Before I first speak with prospective clients, I take a look at their LinkedIn profiles. I want to determine whether or not they’re using LinkedIn to full advantage, and to find out more about them than what’s in the executive resume they’ve sent me. Get the Most Out of LinkedIn.

2015 107

LinkedIn Has A New Tool To Use

Professional Resume Services

LinkedIn’s popular “Who’s Viewed Your Profile” just added a new feature: “How You Rank” It provides a lot more insight on the way you stack up in this essential network, and that’s good because it also provides suggestions for improving your ranking.

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7 Ways To Improve Your Failing LinkedIn Strategy

Career Realism

7 Ways To Improve Your Failing LinkedIn Strategy. Struggling to get serious job search mileage out of LinkedIn? If employers surf your Profile and then leave (or ignore your response to job postings), you might be missing simple strategies for presenting your brand on the site.