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How to Build a LinkedIn that Makes a Good First Impression

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Having a profile on LinkedIn can be the perfect tool for people looking to network within their profession, or even search for new jobs. Anyone who looks at your LinkedIn profile will likely be judging you based on the content and its appearance. Making a good first impression on your profile is important and could make the difference when you’re job hunting or trying to make a new business contact.

Here are some tips to improve your LinkedIn profile and make a good first impression.

Add a Strong Profile Picture: Often your profile picture will be the first thing that a person notices on your profile. Do not settle for the gray avatar that comes standard with the profile. Instead, use the most professional looking photo of yourself you have. If you do not have a professional photo, then someone to get a head shot and remember to smile.

Standout with your Headline: After your profile picture, your headline will be the next thing that is noticed by those visiting your profile. You may want to create a headline that will directly relate to the audience you want to target. If you want to have your profile be searchable, then you will want to include certain important keywords in your headline. Remember, the headline is important but keep it simple. Ten words or less will be sufficient.

Add Achievements to the Summary Field: It is important that potential employers or business contacts know what makes you stand out from the rest: your professional achievements. While deciding what some of your biggest achievements are, keep in mind the audience you want to target. Tailor which achievements get listed based on that audience. Feel free to add any media files that will showcase your achievements or talents. That can include any videos where you are a presenter, a screenshot of positive testimonials about your work, or any other media files that are relevant.

Be Thorough: Be sure to fill out as much as you can. Keep the information geared towards the audience you are targeting. Be sure to add keywords to your profile that target either the type of job you are seeking or the type of people you would like to network with. These keywords will help make your profile standout to that audience.  When filing out your work history, keep your information limited to those jobs that are relevant to what your goals are for your career.

You will also want to fill-in the sections regarding any volunteer work you have done, your skill set, and education to show what type of person you are. 

At Forge Industrial Staffing, we pride ourselves on having the resources of a large-scale staffing agency while having the personal touch of a specialty agency. Our qualified staff will work with you to find the right job, or the right employees for you.

No matter where you are in your job search, whether you’re just starting out or you’re just looking for a better opportunity, Forge Industrial Staffing has hundreds of positions to meet every need. Experience the Forge difference today and see how we are Changing Lives, One Job at a Time.

Apply online at: forgestaff.com/apply

Employers can learn more at: forgestaff.com/clients

 

The Dos and Don’ts for Social Media When You Are Job Hunting

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When you are on the hunt for a new job, it is important to remember that many potential employers will look up your social media accounts at some point during the hiring process. Often times, the potential employer will look up your accounts before the interview process to get an idea of what sort of person you are.

Depending on what you have on your social media accounts, it could hurt or help your chances of getting hired. It is important that you filter what is shown on your social media accounts while you are actively looking for a new job. The following are some dos and don’ts regarding your social media accounts that may help you secure the position that you are after.

Do: Google Yourself

By performing a Google search on yourself, you will have an idea of what information a potential employer may be seeing about you. You may find information on yourself that you would not want a potential employer seeing. This will give you a starting point on what to clean off of your social media accounts.

Do: Use Proper Grammar when Posting

Many potential employers will check your social media posts to see how you present yourself. They will want to see what type of language skills you have, your spelling, and grammar. Typically they will also look to see if you speak poorly of others, bad mouth your current or past employers, or frequently complain.

Do: Follow and “Like” Companies you want to Work For

Many companies have a social media presence, either through Twitter or Facebook. Be sure to like or follow the companies you want to work for on your social media accounts. Be interactive with them. Post thoughtful, knowledgeable comments or share interesting articles that are related to that field. Many potential employers recruit from social media and will notice the effort you have put in.

Don’t: Display Any Extreme or Controversial Beliefs

A potential employer may reconsider hiring you if they find evidence of bigotry, extreme religious beliefs, or even unsavory humor. The employer will want to keep the workplace free of extreme or controversial topics and therefore may not hire you if they feel that you would bring issues to the job.

Don’t: Showcase Unprofessional Pictures of Yourself

When posting pictures of yourself, you may want to consider if it is a picture you would show to your grandparents before you post it for the world to see. Potential employers do not want to see you using drugs or drinking heavily. You may even want to dial it back on the risqué photos that include you in a bikini or skimpy outfit.

Keep in mind, social media accounts come with privacy settings. If you still want to continue posting material that potential employers may not want to see, then be sure your privacy settings will only display them to the people you choose.

At Forge Industrial Staffing, we pride ourselves on having the resources of a large-scale staffing agency while having the personal touch of a specialty agency. Our qualified staff will work with you to find the right job, or the right employees for you.

No matter where you are in your job search, whether you’re just starting out or you’re just looking for a better opportunity, Forge Industrial Staffing has hundreds of positions to meet every need. Experience the Forge difference today and see how we are Changing Lives, One Job at a Time.

Apply online at: forgestaff.com/apply

Employers can learn more at: forgestaff.com/clients

 

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