LinkedIn is a great way to show off your professional chops, but with so many online profiles, you want to make sure yours stands out when you’re looking for work. One easy way to do this? Add media to your profile.
The Muse points out that most recruiters spend no more than 10 seconds looking at a profile. To get their eyes on yours longer, LinkedIn career expert Catherine Fisher recommends making your profile more visually appealing. Here’s what they suggest:
Drawing a blank? Open up your resume and go through your bullet points. Each one represents an accomplishment or responsibility, right? You just need to pick out one (to start) that can be represented visually. (And yes, you’re going to have to be a little creative here.)
For example, maybe you were part of a successful product launch team. If so, add the press release, blog post, or ad announcing the project completion to your profile. Or maybe you work in HR. Find a PowerPoint you used in a training seminar, or the link to a new office engagement program you started, or a page from the employee manual you helped write. Have you ever given a speech or talk? Use the event video, or if there isn’t one, the publicity materials. Have you ever made a presentation? Upload the slides. Have you ever written a company blog post? Share the link. Did your company get positive press? That’s fair game, too.
Itt might also help to know how recruiters look at your profile. For more advice, head to the post at the link below.