Developer! Complete Your LinkedIn Profile!

Did you know that people who have their LinkedIn profiles completed (with a profile photo added) receive far more cooperation offers than those who failed to properly run their professional profile? Complete your LinkedIn profile and put a link in your resume to increase your chances for getting to the next recruitment level.

Let’s assume that you’re a .NET developer.

As an experienced .NET developer, do you ask yourself why do recruiters sent you job offers that are not always suitable for your professional profile? How many times did you have to reply that a given offer was not suitable for you because you write aps in another programming language? Or the offer you got was not aligned with your skills, interests or, most of all, vocational orientation.

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To avoid such misunderstandings in the future, make sure your profile is 100% complete. A professional profile should include the key information concerning your job. This is facilitated by the profile activity bar that lets you know which professional data are still incomplete. Once your professional profile is 100% ready, you reach the top level and your profile will stand out on LinkedIn. For this reason, make sure your profile on LinkedIn is complete; only then will your chances of receiving attractive offers from recruiters will rise. Remember to only include the information that best describes your experience and the development course you have designated for yourself.

Heading

The heading is an important element of each LinkedIn profile. Usually, employers reach candidates by means of headlines or using the name of a current job position. Most users put only their current position in the heading. You can do better! Aside from the current position, add also fields of your interest or technologies you want to employ in your work (or those you are already employing). You can also specify a position you’d like to take in the future or projects you’d like to execute.

Photograph

Make sure you add a photograph. LinkedIn administrators agree that people who have published their photos receive far more inquiries regarding cooperation. A person who publishes her photograph evokes more trust and is considered someone who has nothing to hide.

Description of Experience and the User

Below the photograph and personal details, you’ll find ‘About’ field. This is the summary of your profile as a prospective candidate that shows your experience and interests. Don’t avoid this point when completing your LinkedIn profile. If you want to receive only personalized offers, describe in this field as accurately as possible what is that you do or would like to do in your future job. It’s also a good place for writing about your achievements, things you’re proud of. Are you a developer? You may include a link to Github or a different site where you have published your IT project portfolio and code samples.

Write a summary in first person. Summarize what is (and will be) most important to you in your current and future work. Include the following key words in the summary, “I have experience in .NET, SQL, MVC, WebService, API, JSON technologies” or add them at the end in the form of #NET #SQL #ASP #WebService #API. A summary is a place where you can show what you can do, what you’re dealing with on daily basis and who you are.

Position

What about the name of a position? Preferably, it should correspond to that what you do or used to do. If it is a corporate standard and a general name, such as Software Engineer. However, it is worth to add a description of the rile or even change the name so that it corresponds to what you do, e.g., Senior Developer .NET.

Skills and Recommendations

Choose skills that correspond to your dream job. Don’t list all programming languages you know and which you have ever used, development environments you have ever encountered. Focus on the skills and familiarities you are using in your current work and those you want to employ in your future. Remember that the more technology or programming languages you specify in your profile the more job offers you will get – in various development environments.

Let’s assume that you’ve been working in .NET for years and you can’t see yourself in a different place now, yet you know principles of programming in C++ and JavaScript because back in college, you used to work primarily in these areas – do not specify them as your skills. Choose only those abilities that will be most important for you in your future work.


6 things you should know about LinkedIn

Having a LinkedIn account can be really helpful in the process of finding a good job. Thus, you shouldn't wait until the day you graduate with the creation of your own profile. Let yourself be found by the headhunters from the day one! Below, you can find the most important information about this page - with this knowledge, you will find your dream job in no time!

1. What is LinkedIn at all?

Contrary to the popular opinion, LinkedIn isn't just an electronic version of your CV. Obviously, you share your experience, assets and other important, job related information on this page, but it's so much more than that. The general mission of LinkedIn is to create an online environment, where professionals from around the world will be able to meet and create a sort of professional network. It can be used to find an amazing job, but you can also get useful information about the general process of recrutation and many more aspects of finding work.

Lately, a new feature has been added to the page: LinkedIn Salary. Have you ever been surprised by the question of what are your financial expectations? On one hand, no one wants to sound greedy on their job interview. On the other - what's the point of getting a good job if you're not able to live with dignity from the salary? Thanks to this feature you can find all sorts of amazing information about the average payment in many fields.

2. Connections matter

LinkedIn is not like the social media, where you generally don't respond to invites from strangers. It's a place, where you want to connect with headhunters/other specialists from your field in order to create a contact network. Thus, if you find someone that you think might help you with your career, don't be afraid to send an invitation. Also, let that person know, why would you like to have them as your contact.

3. Headhunter's portal

LinkedIn is a place, where recruiters from the biggest companies are looking for new talents. It's crucial for you to shine and let yourself be seen. Don't be afraid to contact with the person responsible for employment in the company you'd like to work for, but keep in mind a few things.

Contacting the recruiter might be a good thing, but only if you are doing it the correct way. You are still a student and would like partcipate in a cooperation program with such people? Don't hesitate to contact and ask for further details. Same rule is applicable if you would like to know something more about a job offer, but in both cases, keep in mind one thing. Ask only for things you can't find on the company's page on your own: otherwise you will be seen as not very interested in work and expecting easy, quick solutions that do not require commitment and effort. This isn't the best advertisement, is it?

4. Looking for a job?

As the statistics show, many people look for a job via LinkedIn and it's a really good things. Among all other features and possibilities, this portal allows you to connect with recruiters from many interesting companies, after all. LinkedIn also gives you many opportunities and useful features - not only the mentioned average salary in a given occupation, but also possibility to see job offers from companies connected to your contacts etc.

5. Remain active

Keep in mind, that on LinkedIn activity matters. Many people do have a profile there, but they never visit it. Headhunters are trying to find people, who are actually interested in getting a new job and being active on LinkedIn allows to maintain such a impression.

6. How to start?

There are many accounts on LinkedIn, but only some of them are actually filled. It might take you some time, but filling in all the information asked by the page is crucial. The boxes are actually checked by recruiters, so if you want to change the job, try to fill in as much information as possible.

As you can see, LinkedIn isn't as scary as it might seem when you're not familiar with it. If you'd like to change your professional life - don't be afraid to create a profile and use the portal. It's really useful and intuitive!




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2021-05-25   M
To @Anthony Oh! There is nothing online about you, you are a ghost!
2021-05-25   Anthony
to @M It turns out that not having an online presence isn't such a good thing, and thoughtful online branding can help you in your job search.
2021-05-24   M
To @Anthony Maybe it's better to delete your social media accounts?
2021-05-21   Anthony
According to data from careerbuilder, about 70% of employers look online for additional information about candidates. An employer will check you out on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram.

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