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I LOVE my resume package. Mys delivered my resume Friday 10/23/2015 AND my LinkedIn profile is already generating more connections. I have had 2 email responses to my resume and the thank you letter is such a nice touch. I can’t wait to tell you I’m HIRED!
Jan Holcomb-VP Marketing
Thank you for my LinkedIn Plus Package. My consultation with Mys and my resume by Kari were enlightening. The consultation forced me to look at my brand and what I really want from a company. My resume now focuses on the results my 20 years of experience has gotten my employers.
I’ve used other resume writers and this resume, this experience, has been a game changer. Thank you Impactful Resumes. I’m happy to refer your services to anyone.
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You know it’s all about that base..ahem keywords. It’s all about target keywords!
Yes, it is all about target keywords with LinkedIn searches. Your LinkedIn profile can only be found if the right words are in it. It all comes back to words, words are the thing, you know?
Target keywords are so important in fact that you can get the everything else right and have the traction of semi-bald tires in a New England snowstorm. The perfect job can’t find you if you’re nowhere to be found. Hiring manager use LinkedIn like you use Google, they type in the keywords relevant to the position they need filled. Are you showing up in LinkedIn search results for your dream job?
If not you’re simply leaving your opportunities for the job seeker who had their social profile ready to go.able.
Please the eyes
Your Linkedin profile picture is mucho importante. It should be a professional picture. Which doesn’t require the photographer and/or glam squad the phrase can inspire.
This is the visual representation of your story and professional brand. Plus a picture is worth a thousand yada yadas so put your best self forward.
Do NOT post a selfie of you and your spouse in Tahiti last year.
Do NOT post a group picture of you out-and-about with your besties.
Linkedin is a professional social network, be professional. Your job search (and all recruiters), thank you.
Up-to-date, like your tags
It’s easy to think you don’t have anything “new” to say. I are ya to think outside of recent positions and focus on new skills. Acquired learning, diplomas or courses. Everything you have accomplished matters. Big time.
Your Linkedin profile, like any other social network, is about relevancy. You should make a habit of checking your LinkedIn profile every month. Adding in your new skills as you acquire them. Also, use this opportunity to remove any outdated tech and software. The times change and it’s important that you demonstrate your capacity to change with it.
Tell your story
Ah, the summary. No, the searchable summary. Remember those target keywords I was huffing-and puffing about? Telling your story of accomplishments and growth needs to also be searchable. If a recruiter isn’t searching for it, it has no place in your summary. Or your social profile.
Linda,listen: your social profile is a living breathing extension of your career history. Make the time if it’s a chore because trust me, earning interviews is well worth a monthly update or two!