165 days ago,
Stop applying for jobs and praying you get calls. Instead leverage the power of LinkedIn to get recruiter calls.
In this video I'll share 5 tips I've learned along my journey to get found by recruiters.
Criteria to have an All-Star LinkedIn profile
1. Profile Photo
2. Industry and location
3. An up-to-date current position (with a description)
4. Two past positions
6. Skills (at least three)
7. At least 50 connections
Services to find out if your LinkedIN photo is good or bad
It was Feb 2017, when I received a call out of the blue from Amazon. When I asked how the recruiter found me, she replied “LinkedIn”. At the time I had been working for American Express as a Senior Product Manager. I was making a nice six figure salary, but Amazon gave me an offer and role I COULDN’T refuse.
Having a LinkedIn profile changed my life. I spent a lot of time the past two years refining my profile, learning how to create a compelling story, and amassing a network by going to events and reaching out to people (I now have 1,390 connections). The time was well-spent, with LinkedIn recently granting me with illustrious title of “All-Star” based on my industry, description, education, skills, profile photo, and connections. According to LinkedIn, people with completed profiles “are 40 times more likely to receive opportunities through LinkedIn” because only 51% of members have a completed profile.
LinkedIn has empowered me to flip the traditional “apply and pray” model on its head, making recruiters sell me on opportunities, as opposed to me attempting to sell myself. This creates a tremendous amount of leverage and allows me to simply say “If you want me, then show me the money”
I now have recruiters reaching out to me every week (including Google two months ago).
So, does being on LinkedIn help you get hired?