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Vol. 16, Issue 48 - Week of November 27, 2017

3 Smart ways to attract recruiters to your LinkedIn profileLily Zhang, The Muse

CHICAGO, IL -- Step 1: Show Up in Searches: Your profile isn't going anywhere if you're not showing up in a recruiter's LinkedIn search. With this in mind, use LinkedIn SEO to your advantage. Another interesting idea, as Larry Kim of Inc. recently shared, is to use LinkedIn more like Twitter. In other words, to add as many relevant contacts as possible, which increases the chances that you'll be seen and your work will be shared on the platform.

Step 2: Be Clickable: One thing you definitely want to get right is your LinkedIn photo. Make sure it's professional and expresses your brand. Your headline will also show up in the LinkedIn search. This little line of text may just be what convinces recruiters to click on your profile or not, so be extra thoughtful about what you write here.

Step 3: Stay Active and Up to Date: Lastly, once you have a recruiter actually looking through your profile, you want to make sure they like what they see and can tell that your profile is accurate and updated. To get this right, don't be lazy and skip writing a summary section. This is where you get to lay down, an incredible, original first impression to recruiters, decision makers, potential clients, and the universe of other professionals.

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Get help finding a recruiter in your industry

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Try not to stress too much while job searching

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