When it comes to the latter, we’ve given you plenty of tips regarding what should be there from brilliant summaries to killer headlines that attract recruiters. Or, in most cases, remove before you make one more more hiring manager cringe and X out. However, there is a silver lining, and it’s that removing these items won’t take you more than five minutes.
LinkedIn can make or break your chances of getting an interview — you probably already know this. But just like with your resume, what you leave off your profile is just as important as what you keep on it.
You might be great at keeping your resume up-to-date (and, if you aren’t, you can start now). But keeping your LinkedIn profile updated is a whole different story — most of us just slap on another position without taking time to update the others.
Unfortunately, few things confuse recruiters more than seeing you use the present tense to describe your accomplishments in three different positions. So, scroll through your jobs, and make sure that achievements listed under your previous roles (everything but your current position) are in the past tense. It may sound trivial, but with hiring managers spending no more than a few seconds skimming your profile — and with the riches of the internet vying for their attention — the smallest mistakes could cause them to click to another page. Read more…