Whether you are looking for a new job or simply want to network within your industry, LinkedIn will always have a role to play. And even if you are happy with your current employer, having an online professional presence can help or hinder your career.What do recruiters look for in a profile? As a professional network, LinkedIn is extremely important for showcasing an employee’s strengths and is a great help in looking for a new challenge. When hiring, recruiters look at an applicant’s LinkedIn for several reasons: 1. To see who has recommended or endorsed an applicant; this is a good way to see who they associate with and where their strengths lie. 2. Confirming any grey areas in work history. Make sure that your profile echoes your CV as recruiters will check dates and the length of time with employers. If I am unsure of anything on their CV, for instance the length of time they have worked within a particular company. If questions still need answering but overall the candidate is strong, I will still offer them an interview but will ask them in person to clarify the discrepancy.
Read more on job seeking:
- Stay exactly where you are – advertised salaries are in “spectacular” decline
- Jobseekers aren’t doing themselves any favours when applying for jobs
- John Lewis most desirable brand for jobseekers, as Apple’s popularity drops
Share this story