ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

LinkedIn Resume

Updated on June 16, 2017

How LinkedIn Has Turned Your Resume Into A Cash Machine

LinkedIn Resume Tips

Know what information to put on your profile page, the most common mistakes I have seen job hunters make on LinkedIn are typos on job title the company name and even the user's name.

Unfortunately, there is no spell checker on LinkedIn. But your browser might. Safari, Chrome, and Firefox outline misspellings in red. Fact, make sure you utilize spell checker to correctly present you job qualification and experience: Make your resume shine pay careful attention to LinkedIn as you would be with a paper resume.

Adding a profile picture to your LinkedIn account can make a huge impact to a recruiter. Research have revealed that profiles with pictures are more likely to get clicks than those without; also recruiters spend more time examining a person picture than actually reviewing the qualification of the person.

If a picture is not included in your profile, the assumption is that it's because the person may not be photogenic, so kick it up a notch and include a photo, also do not include profile photos that includes your spouse your presentation speaks for itself by the types of photo is posted, keep it looking professional.

Avoid linking your Facebook account and your LinkedIn account Facebook leans towards a more personal touch than a professional one like LinkedIn, keep your profiles separate.

Make sure that thought goes into the title or job you are seeking, and keep your profile updated so that recruiters are aware that you are in the market for job opportunities, and keep honesty in mind when posting or updating your profile.

Look for groups of your interest within LinkedIn to further your opportunity and develop a relationship. After connecting with someone for the first time don't use the generic messaging personalize your invitation which will encourage a faster response that not spam related.

If you choose to connect to people on LinkedIn using mobile apps fine, but you are not able to customize your message, the best practice is to get on your lab-top or desktop and connect in this manner it is a lot better for you. The reason is the risk of typos on your phone are greater.

To create a unique LinkedIn URL, or Web address that is attractive instead of numbers, to customize your web address go to the settings in the drop down menu
under your name in the top right corner, then choose public profile settings, "then to your public profile Url" there you will be able to customize it. Try to use your first and last names or get as close to your first and last name and avoid using names and nicknames

The summary is a crucial part of your LinkedIn profile if you want to show up in search results, applying search terms and keywords that are relevant to the job you are looking for will likely make it possible for recruiters to find you who are searching for experienced and talented people from LinkedIn.

If you are on the prowl for work constantly, especially when viewing the same profiles multiple of times within a few weeks I suggest you should keep anonymous because users are able to see who is viewing their profile, less of your profile information will be available, by implementing restriction to your public profile settings. (You only need to do this when you are viewing the same profiles too many times thus also prevents you from knowing who is viewing your profile).

Avoid having you profile page to be a dragged out script that possibly deters recruiters, LinkesIn offers sections to break up and highlight the different areas that you may specialize in which makes it easier to navigate. For example, rather than listing every job and membership under "Work History," you can break it out into sections such as "Volunteering," "Certifications," or "Hospital."

Be specific as to what your skills are; most skills are recognized on LinkedIn, vague description of your skill level may not be recognized so please be clear. Also, make sure your skill appears in the drop down menu skills that doesn't appear in the menu misspelling could be a factor or it is not a popular search term, which will reduce the chances of being found by recruiters. Sticking to the categories that are outlined in LinkedIn will greatly improve search results more in you field of experience and expertise.

Having credible recommendations on your LinkedIn profile is a valuable asset in reference to your profession and qualification.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)