job seeking & employee tips
According to Social Media Statistics, there are currently around 4 million Australians who are using LinkedIn regularly. This figure continues to grow as more people focus on their professional identity. This makes it the perfect place for getting to know people and companies and finding out where the jobs are in your industry. So, how do you go about creating a profile which will attract (or at least not repel) potential employers? They will check your profile, often before they have even decided who to interview for their position.
There are a number of ways you can use LinkedIn to increase your chances of getting that job, including:
Starting with your profile, make sure it is well written, aligns with your resume and other documents and contains information the employer may be looking for. If you achieve each of the following tips, you will be well on the way to creating a relevant and professional profile:
The whole purpose of creating a LinkedIn profile is to promote the professional you, so make sure that all information is focussed on your achievements, knowledge and experience around the position you are targeting.
If you are struggling to get your knowledge and skills into the words you need, companies such as Select Resumes, and Resume Writing Services can assist with this process. These professional companies have a team of professional writers and editors who, together, can create professional profiles that rock! The process is simple, including a phone consultation, information preparation and upload. This can take the stress out of ensuring a polished finished to your LinkedIn profile.
In addition to LinkedIn, employers may well google you and find your Facebook profile among others. A good tip is to do this for yourself before applying for a job so you at least know what is going to come up. This way you can either amend problems, or at the very least prepare a response if asked about the issue at interview. Here are a few tips about what not to do on social media, especially if you are job hunting:
If you would like to obtain a free quotation for the services listed above, please call 1300 614 714 or check out our website at www.selectresumes.com.au, or visit Resume Writing Services at www.resumewritingservices.com.au
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