Getting hired can be a challenge but getting your dream job is a little more difficult. Searching for a job can be overwhelming, but a few tweaks to your career networks like LinkedIn could make your profile stand out. Career coach Joy Lin says these are the best LinkedIn hacks to help you land the job you really want.
Be creative with your headline - Don’t just list your current position and company, include keywords or phrases that describe what you’re best at and what you can contribute.
Add links to your work on your profile - If you have samples of your work, share them! That’s why LinkedIn is better than a regular resume.
Add recommendations, and make sure to update them - If your most recent recommendation was more than two years ago, it’s time to get some new ones.
If you’re actively looking for a job, change your profile settings - You have to actually turn on a specific account preference to make sure your profile shows up in recruiters’ searches. To turn it on, tap Me> Privacy > Job Seeking Preferences. You can even include a short note to introduce yourself to recruiters, tell them what you’re looking for and pitch your best selling points.
Don’t only wait for recruiters to find you, reach out to people yourself - You can reach out to recruiters, like they can reach out to you. Find the hiring manager or recruiter and introduce yourself. Anything that helps you stand out could help.