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How to Make Your LinkedIn Profile Attractive to Recruiters

Episode overview

Are you eager to make your LinkedIn profile attractive to recruiters? With a massive pool of over 900 million users, it’s easy to feel lost in the shuffle. But fret not because Pete Newsome is here to equip you with stellar strategies. Dive into the Finding Career Zen podcast episode, where Pete divulges secrets to amplify your LinkedIn presence. From capturing professional photos to crafting engaging headlines, thorough summaries, and showcasing achievements, he’s got you covered. A pro tip: align your resume and LinkedIn profile to narrate a cohesive professional tale.

But there’s even more gold in this episode! Pete unravels potent networking approaches, the underrated potential of Reddit, and additional tools to elevate your job search. Since recruiters navigate myriad profiles daily, aim to make yours seamlessly distinguishable.

17 minutes

Recommendations on how to make your LinkedIn profile more attractive

  • Professional Profile Photo: Use a high-quality, recent headshot with a neutral or clean background. Dress appropriately for your industry.
  • Compelling Headline: Your headline should not just be your job title. It should summarize your professional expertise and value proposition.
  • Detailed Summary: Describe your professional journey, skills, passions, and objectives in a well-crafted summary.
  • Work Experience: List your relevant job roles, and under each, provide bullet points or brief descriptions highlighting key accomplishments, responsibilities, and results.
  • Education & Certifications: List all your degrees, courses, and professional certifications.
  • Regular Updates: Share and comment on industry-related articles, participate in relevant discussions, and keep your profile active.
  • Engage with Your Network: Regularly comment on, share, or like posts from your connections. This keeps you visible in their feeds.
  • Use Keywords: Think about what terms recruiters or potential employers might use to find someone with your skills and ensure they’re sprinkled throughout your profile.
  • Join Groups: Participate in LinkedIn groups related to your industry or interests. This can help establish your expertise and expand your network.

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About Pete Newsome

Pete Newsome headshot

Pete Newsome is the President and founder of zengig, which he created after spending two decades in staffing and recruiting. He’s also the founder of 4 Corner Resources, the nationally acclaimed and award-winning staffing and recruiting firm he started out of a home office in 2005. Pete’s primary mission back then was the same as it is today: to do business in a personal way; with a commitment to zengig becoming the most comprehensive source of expert advice, tools, and resources for career growth and happiness. When he’s not in the office or spending time with his family of six, you can find Pete sharing his career knowledge and expertise through public speaking, writing, and as the host of the Finding Career Zen & Hire Calling podcasts.