As you know, most Dutch recruiters use LinkedIn as a first tool to find new candidates, just like we do at Treasurer Search. If you’re searching for a new opportunity, you might be wondering what recruiters focus on in finding the right candidate via LinkedIn.
Here are five tips you can use to optimize your LinkedIn profile and become findable for recruiters:
1. Use keywords in your headline
This is the first thing recruiters see, so make sure it accurately reflects your skills and experience. You can use keywords that are relevant to your industry or the type of job you’re looking for. For example, if you’re a financial analyst, you might use keywords like “financial analysis,” “Excel,” or “data analysis.” You can also include the terms “available” and “searching for a new job” as keywords so that recruiters know that you’re actively looking for a new opportunity.
2. Include your location
Recruiters often filter their searches by location, so make sure yours is up-to-date. If you’re open to relocating, be sure to mention that in your profile.
3. Keep your profile up-to-date
This includes your summary, education, work experience, skills, and endorsements. Recruiters want to see that you’re actively looking for a new opportunity, so be sure to update your profile regularly.
4. Add contact information
You can add your email address and phone number to your profile, but you can also choose to make this information visible only to connections. If you’re open to recruiters contacting you directly, be sure to include your contact information.
5. Connect and network
Be active on LinkedIn: Join relevant groups, participate in discussions, and share your thoughts and insights. The more active you are, the more likely you are to be noticed by recruiters. You can also use LinkedIn to connect with recruiters and let them know you’re looking for a new job. And don’t forget to connect with Treasurer Search LinkedIn.
Conclusion: By following these tips, you can make your LinkedIn profile more visible to recruiters and increase your chances of finding your next great job.
Let us know if you have any questions!