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How to optimize your LinkedIn profile to be found by executive recruiters
Use a good photo
Profile pictures can add personality to your profile. Make sure you choose a professional photo.
According to LinkedIn, profiles that include a photo are 21 times more likely to be viewed than those without a photo.
Add your location to your profile
Recruiters search by location. According to LinkedIn, you will boost your chances of being seen by 23 times, when your location is added.
Add your educational background, volunteer experience, certifications, awards and languages
By adding these things to your profile executive recruiters are more likely to find you, because they will search for specific education or language when needed.
Build out detailed description of your experience. Recruiters consider it the most important section of your profile.
Listing the industry sector you work in
It is important to add your industry sector, since many recruiters use this to find relevant candidates in a specific industry sector.
It is recommended that you include five or more skills to showcase your talents.
Recruiters use keywords in searches to find the most relevant profiles. Therefore, you need to include the most relevant words in the various parts of your profile, so you rank higher in the search.
Ask for recommendations. A recommendation can provide more context to who you are and how you work.
Remember to update you LinkedIn profile regularly even though you are not actively searching for a job. You never know – your next dream job could come find you through recruiters using LinkedIn.