Outsmarting the Computer, Linked Updates

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  1. 1. Outsmarting the Computer: LinkedinUpdates Adda summary,listkeyskills. Recruiters/Linkedin usesbooleansearchesandlookforkeywordsin resumes. Thisgetsyourresume throughthe automatedsearchenginessince all yourskillsare listedup front.
  2. 2. You may alsowantto add accomplishmentstoyourresume/profile showinghow youachieved success/metbusinessneeds/attainedcertainmetrics. Youmayalsowant to addany promotionstoo!
  3. 3. For the same reasonmentionedpreviously (togetthroughthe booleansearches),addingskillsand expertisebelowishelpful. Of course youdontwantto lie aboutwhat youknow,butyou DO wantto put downall the skillsandsystemsyouhave workedwith. Forexample,if aRecruiterusesthe search wordsADP or HRIS, myprofile will mostlikelypopupintheirsearchqueue.
  4. 4. Recommendationshave beenextremelyhelpful inmyjobsearch. Theyare instantreference statementsthatemployerscansee at anymoment. WhenI waslaidoff in December2011, one of the reasonsI believe Igota job soquicklyisbecause Ihad 7 differentrecommendationsfromcoworkers, Supervisors,andExecutivesIworkedwith. Theresnobetterrepresentationof apersonsworkethic than throughthe wordsof theirpeers. Aswithanyreference,make sure itssomeone youcantrust, and Linkedinrequiresyourapproval topostthisonyour profile,soif someonetriestoleave youa negative statementoryoudontlike the wording,youcanalwaysrejectit. Thisis an awesome feature,I alwaysprintmyrecommendationsoutandtake themoninterviewsstapledtomyresume. Ive even had recruitersacceptthese asemploymentreferences(insteadof callingandcompletingaform).