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Does Your LinkedIn Profile Represent You Well

April 30, 2015 Posted by Remede in Blog
Remede Consulting Group

It’s no secret that social media is a great avenue for finding new positions and connecting with others in your industry. However, the growing popularity of sites like LinkedIn means that you have to work even harder to ensure your profile stands out in all the right ways. Here are some of Remede Consulting Group’s tips to optimize your LinkedIn profile and ensure the contents represent you well:

Include a Summary

Your LinkedIn summary is a great place to “sell” yourself to hiring managers. A combination of an objective statement and a list of accomplishments, your summary should help you stand out from the competition while highlighting the ways in which you will benefit your future employer. Just remember to be honest; after all, your past employers can see your summary and may object to exaggerations or outright fibs!

Consider Your Profile Pic

Your LinkedIn profile picture helps potential employers see you as a person and not just a list of accomplishments. Still, not all profile pics are created equal. To boost your chances of landing that job you desire, avoid selfies and group shots. While it’s important to appear professional, you shouldn’t hesitate to smile and show your human side. After all, no one wants to hire a nurse who looks cold or uncompassionate!

Utilize Keywords

If your current connections haven’t been yielding you the job opportunities you desire, it may be time to expand your reach. One of the benefits of using LinkedIn is that potential employers can use the advanced search features to find candidates who meet their needs. To ensure your profile gets found, you should include a few keywords that are relevant to the clinical specialty in question. However, be sure not to overstuff your profile with keywords — you don’t want to create a page that’s unreadable or “spammy” in the eyes of prospective employers.

Let Remede Find Your Next Dream Job

Still struggling to land your dream position? At Remede, we are committed to helping our nursing clients achieve all their career goals. To get started, call our recruiters at 516.616.6800 or make an appointment online to launch your job search.