5 reasons you need a LinkedIn profile


So you hate social media and don't see why you need a LinkedIn profile...

Unfortunately, LinkedIn is fairly vital if you are serious about job hunting, and it's becoming more so as it becomes more popular and more well-used by employers for finding staff.

So here are the reasons you need a LinkedIn profile:

If you are actively job hunting:

  1. It’s your online resume. It doesn't need to be as detailed as your actual CV, but keep it up to date and put some care into it.

  2. You can seek new opportunities by networking with potential employers. LinkedIn is all about networking. Get in touch with a potential employer or mentor. They are more likely to accept your invitation to connect if you send a short message.

  3. Recruiters and employers may head-hunt you about an unadvertised role (and you can switch ‘on’ that you are seeking work). Having a complete profile with the right key words will make you more likely to be found in searches.

  4. Employers will check your LinkedIn profile before offering you an interview. So make sure it's complete and professional.

  5. LinkedIn sends you jobs that match your profile. And they are generally very well matched to your skills and sector.

Even if you aren’t actively job hunting:

  1. LinkedIn sends you jobs that match your profile. You might spot a dream job that you hadn't even thought of!

  2. Recruiters and employers may head-hunt you about an unadvertised role. You never know when you might be approached for a potential dream job.

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