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Published on June 21st, 2012 | by John I.

Job search and LinkedIn

Job search today is something difficult and challenging requesting a lot of time investment and preparation.
The percentage of job advertisement on websites has grown and it is much easier and economical for a company to advertise a position online compared to older traditional methods.

A very useful and helpful tool for young job-seeking people is LinkedIn. A social network where you can upload information from your resume, allow people to view your skills, search jobs and accept proposals.

Because job search is so challenging it would be good to make your profile as natural and correct as possible. Here are some suggestions and advice that you can find very useful:

  • Think of target audience and what you want to show them. This may sound general but it is very important.
  • Use keywords that characterize your work within your content descriptions. It is important to “stand out” in the search results from others.
  • Include a short description of who you are, what you do, how you do it.  Try to summarize your skills and keep your writing simple and natural, without trying not to advertise yourself.
  • Use a professional photograph of yourself and not a Facebook type one.
  • In the website section insert your own title and don’t use the default, blog or companies.
  • Remember to create a unique URL for your account that will be helpful and simple.
  • Watch out for spelling mistakes. Remember they don’t know who you are and a basic impression will be the way you write and your spelling.
  • Ask for recommendations from people who know you and have worked with you in the past. It’s a little inconvenient at times but definitely worth it, as it will work an online reference.
  • Make your profile public. It makes no sense to have private
  • Finally, complete all the fields in your profile. If you can’t remember anything leave it blank and fill it the next day. It’s better to keep a field on hold than writing something that is randomly made up.

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