LinkedIn has quickly become one of the most powerful job search tools available to candidates today. It is both an excellent search engine as well as an insightful look into the company culture and work environment of most mainstream businesses. Recruiters depend on LinkedIn to identify and connect with potential candidates every day. Considering that your professional network is so critical to helping you land your next job opportunity, you should make sure your LinkedIn profile is providing recruiters with the answers they need even before reaching out to you.

Here are the top four questions your profile should answer to start getting more inquiries today.

1. What is your career history and is it impressive?

LinkedIn and social media, in general, are all about personal branding. If you don’t have your career history listed out and positioned well on LinkedIn, then frankly you’re using the website wrong. Make sure your digital resume tells a story of how you have made a difference for the employers you’ve worked for in the past. Describe and quantify the value that you’ve added to past teams and present projects as well. It is these impressions that will make a recruiter say they want to learn more about you.

2. How can you prove your creditability in the industry?

Reputation and credibility are crucial to a successful job search, and rarely do you have the opportunity to show recruiters and hiring managers how credible you are in your industry than through sites like LinkedIn. The website is an excellent platform to share your industry knowledge through blogs and videos, as well as online discussions, groups, and shared content. Recruiters want to know that you know what you’re talking about and that you’re passionate about your work as well. One way they can tell is by how engaged you are on LinkedIn.

3. What do other people say about your work?

Digital recommendations are like a recruiter’s gold mine. They want to see first hand how other employers and coworkers have found working with you. Are you skilled in the way you describe on your resume? Do you work well with others? Have you made a difference in the work lives of coworkers and clients? LinkedIn will tell. If you don’t have any recommendations from former coworkers on your LinkedIn profile, it’s worth asking a few colleagues to put in a good word for you now while you engage with recruiters looking to learn more about your value.

4. What is your real experience – tools, systems, etc.

LinkedIn is powerful because it is so searchable. Recruiters are looking for candidates with very specific skill sets. Do you know CAD? Make sure it’s in your experience section. Do you have an MBA? List it out clearly and in the upfront of your profile. Search engine optimization isn’t just for websites. Make sure those crawlers can direct recruiters straight to your profile by using industry keywords throughout your LinkedIn profile.

Work With a Leader in Power Generation Staffing

If you are looking to take the next step in your career, contact ESGI and our team of power generation recruiters can help you find that opportunity.


Comments are closed.