SHOW DATE: AUGUST 14, 2013
A staggering 90% of corporate recruiters and recruiting firms are now using LinkedIn as part of their recruiting method. That means updating your LinkedIn profile and listing your latest experience is more vital than ever on your job hunt.
But if you’re a college student, a recent grad, or a mom, you may not have much experience to begin with, or it’s been a while since your last job.
Don’t worry—we’ve got some excellent tips to get your LinkedIn profile up to speed.
Undergrads and recent grads: List your coursework on your profile. You put relevant coursework on your resume, so why not put it on LinkedIn as well? And if you don’t have work recommendations, you can get professors’ recommendations instead.
Moms: If you’re a mom, and you think that your time away from work has left a giant lapse on your profile, you couldn’t be more wrong. One of the most amazing team leadership skills is raising your kids. Go ahead and put being a mother on LinkedIn. The skillset you obtain from motherhood is invaluable, and it prepares you for a substantial amount of jobs. Listing it on you profile is creative, fun and a great way to make yourself stand out to recruiters.