In this video, Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter explains three easy ways to use LinkedIn to show people that you are qualified.
Today, I want to talk with you about how to build your case, very, very simply and very effectively for being a quality candidate for a role that you want to be considered for and to do it in a way where people could recognize you as that without really doing a heck of a lot, Transcribed by https://otter.ai
So, let's look at LinkedIn because that's really where I want to focus. You know, when recruiters are going to find people, they're spending time on LinkedIn, they're spending time on job boards, they're going through a variety of different sites to try to identify people. But one of the easiest places for us to work with is LinkedIn because there's so many hundreds of millions of people there.
So, what can we see very effectively, and very easily, that's going to identify you as being capable? Obviously, your profile is the starting place because if they don't find you to begin with based upon the keywords that they're looking for, it doesn't really matter that you do anything else.
So, if your focus is on a particular type of skill, make sure that you've spent some time looking at job listings to see what it is that identifies . . . that a firm's looking for that you could copy and put into your LinkedIn profile. I'm not saying to lie, I want to be absolutely clear about that. You don't lie to get interviews. It is just waste of time for you and for everyone else.
But what you do is, if it fits your background and it fits your experience in the particular ways that things are phrased, you mimic that phrasing in your LinkedIn profile.
The next thing you want to be doing is getting people to endorse you. And that's friends, colleagues, people that you know, are going to write endorsements for you. This is the long explanation for what it is you do and that people admire you for, that they like you for, that they work with you and they think you're terrific.
The next thing is you go for recommendations. Now, this is a lot easier for people because all they have to do is identify a particular skill set. It's almost like a check off for you. So, if you look at my profile ( Again, it's Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter at www.linkedin.com/in/thebiggamehunter), people have voluntarily . . . I haven't sought this out . . . people just see my profile. And they see a lot of the things that I do, and they endorse me for these attributes.
So, the things related to recruiting, there are things related to things that I wouldn't have even thought of, but they have, that they believe that I'm a quality professional for. So, you see people's endorsements for particular skills that you possess. The more endorsements that you have, the more recommendations that you have, it's considered "social proof." It's like getting a reference, that you're capable of doing these kinds of things.
So, you see recommendations are the detailed explanations. Endorsements are like the check off boxes for what you're capable of doing.
The third thing is you're a member of groups that relate to skills or attributes that you have. What that does is the groups are able to put a badge on your profile that show that you're a member. In effect, what you're saying is, this is something I'm interested in; this is something I'm capable of doing. See? See? Thus, you're sending a message to someone looking at your profile, through your recommendations, through the endorsements that you'll receive, through the groups that you're a member of, of what your capabilities really are. Hope you have a great day. Take care
Today, I want to talk with you about how to build your case, very, very simply and very effectively for being a quality candidate for a role that you want to be considered for and to do it in a way where people could recognize you as that without really doing a heck of a lot,
Transcribed by https://otter.ai
ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1400 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.
If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)
JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.
Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.
Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support, ideas and advice in your current career and job.
You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.”
If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.
Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.
Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.
Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me
Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.