How To Create LinkedIn Profile That Stands Out

Making your LinkedIn profile shouldn’t be a difficult or complex task. You’ll have all the information that you need about yourself and job history. Being diligent and thorough is the most important part of making your LinkedIn profile great. I recommend that you have everything ready to go so that you don’t have a partly finished profile posted for weeks at a time.   First, you need a good headshot. If you’re new to the modern job market, you’ll have to put some effort in here. Loading up a pic from your Facebook page and cropping it just won’t do here. This is a step that is best with some help from a friend. Clean yourself up and put on a nice top. You don’t even need to wear pants to get a good headshot. It’s that easy. Follow some simple guidelines about lighting and showing some personality. Remember to make it look professional rather than cool. It can be awkward to smile and pretend to be approachable, but you must make your headshot show this. The more professional it looks, the easier it is for hiring managers to take you seriously. https://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/professional-headshot-tips-for-budget   The tremendously important headline is the next thing people will see. This is essentially the written headshot of your profile that is often overlooked. You want this headline to focus on the type of position you’re expecting to get someday or at least to describe yourself exactly the way you want to be seen. This must be appropriate for the profession you’re looking at. Being short and direct here is best. No headline should contain...

How to create LinkedIn profile for IT Computer Support Job

LinkedIn can be very exciting and fun to fill out, so make sure you take an effort to attempt it. Some people recommend placing your profile picture first, but if you do not have a good one, I would consider filling out some of the basic information first. It’s a great way to get to know yourself and others. You can network with friends and experts, find great ways to land that career you are looking for, or even get great material to expand on your IT knowledge. Remember to have fun with it, be professional, and remember that you can always come back to it and edit things. If you are unsure what to write, consider skipping a section and work on the ones that you are confident filling out. For starter, making a headline is simple as it may only include a few words. I used to try to make this sound fancy, but I’ve learned that mastering the basics is key in IT. This also shows honesty which is important. Writing something like computer expert, or network engineer when you don’t have years of experience or are new to the field will not help much with landing the job you need or are qualified to get started. I currently use my exact job title at my job, since the company is well-known, I also use the company name in my headline. Another one I like is “Computer Support Specialist,” which is the most common term I have heard used in school. This will get you with the pack of candidates that are marketing themselves to recruiters...

7 Quick Resume Tips and Strategies

  There are numerous essential tips that aspiring young IT professionals should consider when preparing their resumes to get their name out in the IT field. This can be combined with LinkedIn, Google + and networking with those already established in the field. You don’t need to know them all, but covering some of the most important and relevant to you will give you an edge in getting your important points across so you don’t type up several pages of boring criteria covering everything you think you have done. Remember, the more you talk about the more likely you are to mention something that will move your resume to the unlooked profile. Here are some ideas that have helped me and will help you. Be sure to include key words in your resume. These can be strong adjectives, to create power and simplicity, or even hot words like network, security or solved. Use these words often and early so they catch the readers eye and consider you over similar resumes with equal or lesser appeal. Using OSI model words or name brands like Microsoft or Cisco can benefit greatly. Use larger fonts to separate key points and categories, make the descriptions smaller so they can pick out the details they want to read about. Not everything on your resume may be important, even if they are all well written and skillful. Mixing up bullets, font size and your layout will help make the page look like a work of art so they may look at it and spot everything. If headings have the same large font and bold/underline as...