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Tips for jobseekers

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Over the years, we’ve placed thousands of candidates with hundreds of employees. And along the way, we’ve picked up a trick or two.

We’ll share our knowledge of how to attract the right employer and find the job you’re destined for right here. We’ll update this page with new tips and intelligence regularly, so be sure to check back often.

Five tips to attract recruiters to your LinkedIn profile

Keeping your LinkedIn page accurate, up-to-date and compelling is an ongoing process. Here are some tips to help you attract recruiters to your profile.

Select the right headshot

As the saying goes, you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. So make sure that your profile picture is recent, professional-looking, and appropriate. Don’t be tempted into cheesy poses, and avoid using your Facebook or Instagram photos as your professional profile pic.

Be clear with your job title

Choose a clear, descriptive job title that describes your desired role at a glance. Avoid obscure or gimmicky titles, or job titles which are overly broad. Remember, you’re trying to attract the attention of a recruiter who may be in the process of skimming tens or even hundreds of profiles.

Pay attention to detail

Ensure that your profile is complete and that there are no important details missing – recruiters are keen to gain a overview of your capabilities, responsibilities and achievements, and a detailed and accurate personal profile can help them with this.

Include recommendations and groups

Recruiters pay close attention to recommendations, so it pays to include these if you’re able to. Endorsements from credible sources can help raise your profile, and move you up the list of credible candidates. Likewise, information on groups you’re part of can help recruiters gain an insight into your likes, ambitions and personality.

Open up to opportunities

Flicking the “New Opportunities” button on your LinkedIn profile settings will show your network that you’re open to new job opportunities, and will help your profile show up in search results when recruiters are looking for suitable candidates.

  • Select the right headshot

    As the saying goes, you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. So make sure that your profile picture is recent, professional-looking, and appropriate. Don’t be tempted into cheesy poses, and avoid using your Facebook or Instagram photos as your professional profile pic.

  • Be clear with your job title

    Choose a clear, descriptive job title that describes your desired role at a glance. Avoid obscure or gimmicky titles, or job titles which are overly broad. Remember, you’re trying to attract the attention of a recruiter who may be in the process of skimming tens or even hundreds of profiles.

  • Pay attention to detail

    Ensure that your profile is complete and that there are no important details missing – recruiters are keen to gain a overview of your capabilities, responsibilities and achievements, and a detailed and accurate personal profile can help them with this.

  • Include recommendations and groups

    Recruiters pay close attention to recommendations, so it pays to include these if you’re able to. Endorsements from credible sources can help raise your profile, and move you up the list of credible candidates. Likewise, information on groups you’re part of can help recruiters gain an insight into your likes, ambitions and personality.

  • Open up to opportunities

    Flicking the “New Opportunities” button on your LinkedIn profile settings will show your network that you’re open to new job opportunities, and will help your profile show up in search results when recruiters are looking for suitable candidates.

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