Does Your LinkedIn Profile Make This One HUGE Mistake?

by | Oct 12, 2018


Does Your LinkedIn Profile Make This One HUGE Mistake?Want to stand out in your next job search? Remember less is more.

If you’re looking for a new place to get a bigger paycheck, chances are you have a profile on LinkedIn. And while LinkedIn is a social media site, that doesn’t mean everyone on there is your friend.

According to the job resource site Inc.com, a lot of people use their LinkedIn headline to get attention, but often in the wrong way. One example is a headline that started with the phrase “I’m a jedi master at.” Recruiters say while you should never use the phrase jedi master when looking for a job, the bigger problem is the person is overselling.

Recruiters say the best way to use your LinkedIn headline is by listing your key skill sets. Especially the skills you hope to use in your next job. Plus this helps get you to your next paycheck since recruiters often use those same skills as keywords when searching for a possible applicant.

Maybe hold the humor until your first company shindig.

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