How can you make your LinkedIn profile stand out?

95% of recruiters are searching for candidates on LinkedIn (1). If a recruitment consultant in Leeds is looking at your profile, they need to know immediately what you can offer their client. If you’re Leeds-based and looking for a new role, there are simple steps you can take to make sure your profile is the one to grab a specialist recruiter in Leeds’ attention.

  1. Highlight your skills not your job title

By highlighting the skills and experience you utilise in your role, rather than just your job title, the recruitment consultant in Leeds gets an in-depth view into which jobs you will be suitable for.

LinkedIn will automatically place your job title as the ‘headline’ below your name so, if searching for local candidates, this is what any recruitment agency in Leeds will see. But, which of these is more eye-catching?

‘Marketing Manager’ or ‘Marketing Manager | SEO Expert | Digital Strategist | Paid Social Media Professional’

Recruitment experts in Leeds will search for you by job title/headline, so make sure you have included all the skills you want to be headhunted for!

  1. Show your ambition

Your summary is an opportunity not only to highlight your skills but also let any recruitment specialists in Leeds know about your career aspirations and what you are working towards.

This is true for your whole LinkedIn page, from your summary to your work experience. Ensure you are highlighting the things a recruitment expert in Leeds will look for and show them where you want to be.

  1. Make sure your network is vouching for you

LinkedIn gives you the opportunity to easily connect with anyone you have worked for or with. If you’ve done great work for a client – connect with them. You can then request a recommendation which will show on your profile, backing up all the great things you have said about yourself. If a recruitment agency in Leeds has clicked on your profile, they will see evidence of all the skills you have highlighted!

You can also ask them to ‘endorse’ you for skills. This gives the recruitment expert in Leeds a list of your skills and expertise, according to those who know you!

If you are job searching, LinkedIn is a great place to start, but don’t wait for the recruitment consultant in Leeds to find you! Get in contact with The Recruitment Crowd. We are a specialist recruiter in Leeds so contact us to find out about our latest vacancies!


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