In this segment we will be learning how to create an impactful headline and project our professional best through our profile picture. Before we get to that, did you create an account on LinkedIn and join our Private LinkedIn Membership Community? Make sure you do that so you can progress towards your dream job.
Your headline needs to consist of five things:
1. What you do2. How you do it uniquely3. Who you serve4. The title you desire5. Your pronouns
Determine your keywords. You can get these keywords from online job descriptions from companies of applicative interest. Add these keywords to your headline as well as your resume. Make sure to use keywords that are relevant to your desired career field. Even though you might have limited or slower internet access now that everyone is online 24/7, finding these keywords is still important!
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Here’s a fun fact: “Super” apparently violates the terms of service as a first name, so Super Porpoise had to make do with “Superb Porpoise” instead. Bummer!
4.You will come to a welcome screen which will require you to put in a country and postal code.Once you’ve done that, hit Next and input your most recent job title and most recent employer. You may wish to wait until you’re closer to finishing your profile to enter accurate company information so that your profile does not show up when people search for your company.
You can change your LinkedIn profile’s URL on the public profile settings page! Just click the pencil beside your URL under Edit your custom URL to change it to whatever you want it to be! Try to leave the Instagram tags out of it, though.
Be mindful of the background of your profile picture. Make sure your background isn’t distracting or busy. We know it can be hard to find an excellent place to take the photo, especially now since your home has turned into your workspace, home school, and daycare facility. Make sure to dress appropriately from the waist up. No duck face on your profile image, and you might have to remove your mask if you’re wearing one these days! Superb Porpoise doesn’t quite seem to understand this concept.
Dress for the role you want! Even if you look “soooooo cute xoxo” in your leggings, Proctor and Gamble may disagree that your butt is as “juicy” as the rhinestones claim. Of course, Proctor and Gamble are also unlikely to hire the Superb Porpoise that looks like they’re running for president.
Smile! Let your future employer know you aren’t a psychopath! Or at least that you can fake it. And you don’t want this dumb face on your profile:
Take a clear photo. Make sure your background isn’t distracting or busy. We know it can be hard to find a good place to take the picture, especially since your home is now your office, school, daycare facility, gym, bar; it’s become your whole world. Make sure to dress appropriately from the waist up. No duck face on your profile image, and you might have to remove your mask if you’re wearing one these days! No selfies unless you want to work for a selfie stick company. Find a cover photo that showcases your personal brand and career! For example, if you work in IT or computer programing, you could use a picture of a computer or images of the specific coding language as your cover photo.
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NEVER……use the default cover photo… Ever. The default cover photo turns off recruiters and employers as it demonstrates a lack of creativity or unsophisticated career awareness. Think of it as lazy plagiarizing.
NEVER USE “SEEKING NEW OPPORTUNITIES.”No one will ever be impressed by you, let alone be able to find you, with that headline. Also, it’s lame, and you’re cool. Cool humans, by definition, are never lame, and if they are, they get shunned. Don’t get shunned.
DON’T…… Just put your job title and company. Use this space to sell yourself!
… Leave your headline blank. People want to know who you are and what you do! So tell them! Do it! Don’t make us beg! puppy-dog eyes
1.Go to our trusty friend, Google!
If none of those yield results, start thinking of other creative ways to ask for a list of desired skills and most searched for skills for your position!
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MORE HELPFUL INFO Want to know more inside secrets on landing your dream remote career during COVID-19? Check out this link!
Check out the next episode on How to Get 500 Professional LinkedIn Connections For Your Next REMOTE JOB! See you there!