Leverage LinkedIn to Find Your Perfect Job

Unfortunately, we aren’t able to secure job placements for everyone seeking opportunities in every industry. Our expertise lies in specific sectors, including Insurance, Engineering, Manufacturing Sales, Construction, and Real Estate Development.

Nevertheless, our commitment extends beyond merely facilitating job matches. We firmly believe in guiding you towards the path that will lead you to your next career opportunity.

One such valuable resource is Jessica Hernandez (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessicaholbrook/). She specializes in teaching individuals to harness the power of LinkedIn to attract more interviews and job offers. Without further delay, let’s hear directly from Jessica in her own words:

When my husband launched his job search last year, one of the first updates I made to his LinkedIn profile was to add 50 skills specific to his target role in health and wellness.

๐“๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐ซ๐ข๐›๐ฎ๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐š๐งย 8500%ย ๐ข๐ง๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ž ๐ข๐ง ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ฅ๐ž ๐ฏ๐ข๐ž๐ฐ๐ฌ.

After I shared with one of my students, Melissa, how to use the resume builder hack to find the right skills and keywords to include on a profile, she used the hack to increase her profile views by 1277%.

Another student, James, used it to increase his profile views by 2000%.

The skills you list on your profile play a big part in if/how recruiters find you and whether they contact you for an interview.ย Hereโ€™s the LinkedIn hack to find the right keywords and skills to add to your LinkedIn profile:

Go to yourโ€ฏ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ฅ๐ž ๐ก๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐ฉ๐š๐ ๐ž.

Click on theโ€ฏ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐›๐ฎ๐ญ๐ญ๐จ๐ง.

Selectโ€ฏ๐›๐ฎ๐ข๐ฅ๐ ๐š ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ž.

Click onโ€ฏ๐›๐ฎ๐ข๐ฅ๐ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ฅ๐ž.

Put in yourโ€ฏ๐ญ๐š๐ซ๐ ๐ž๐ญ ๐ฃ๐จ๐› ๐ญ๐ข๐ญ๐ฅ๐ž.

LinkedIn will populate your profile in the form of a resume.

Our goal isnโ€™t to use the profile as a resume, though. Our goal is for LinkedIn to tell us the most important keywords for that target role.

On the right-hand side, youโ€™ll seeโ€ฏ๐ ๐ซ๐ž๐ž๐ง ๐œ๐ก๐ž๐œ๐ค๐ฆ๐š๐ซ๐ค๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ฌ๐ค๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฆ๐š๐ญ๐œ๐ก the job title you used.

Below that, youโ€™ll seeโ€ฏ๐‹๐ข๐ง๐ค๐ž๐๐ˆ๐งโ€™๐ฌ ๐ซ๐ž๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐š๐๐๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐ค๐ž๐ฒ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐๐ฌ.ย 

These are keywords that LinkedIn has culled from the millions of job openings and profiles of people with the same job title. They deem these the most important.ย 

You should see 10 keyword recommendations if you have a standard, non-premium profile. If you have the premium version of LinkedIn, you can see between 15โ€“25 depending on the role and how many keywords you already have that match the job.

Look through the list; if any skills you possess arenโ€™t listed on your profile, ensure that you add them immediately โ€” but donโ€™t add any that you do not possess.

You can list up to 50 skills on your profile in the skills section. You can also add skills in the work experience section, in your headline, and in the about section.

๐ˆ ๐ซ๐ž๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ ๐š๐๐๐ข๐ง๐  1-3 ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ก๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ-๐ฉ๐ซ๐ข๐จ๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ ๐ฌ๐ค๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ซ๐จ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐จ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ก๐ž๐š๐๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐ž ๐›๐ž๐œ๐š๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ก๐ž๐š๐๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐ž ๐ฐ๐ž๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ฌ ๐ก๐ž๐š๐ฏ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ข๐ง ๐ฌ๐ž๐š๐ซ๐œ๐ก ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ญ๐ฌ.

If you include the top three skills required for your target role in your LinkedIn headline, you will get more profile views and interview invitations from recruiters.ย 

When I added the top three skills for my husbandโ€™s target role to his profile headline โ€” along with updating his skills section to include the most important keywords for the position โ€” he received an invitation to interview the very next day.

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