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As recruiters, we spend a lot of time on LinkedIn. The platform makes it easy to find potential candidates by searching for people with specific skill sets within a designated area, and it’s a tool on which we rely for providing the most up-to-date info on candidate’s current jobs and locations. While LinkedIn’s profile creator coaches new users on how to fill in each section of their profile, it can be helpful to know how to optimize your profile so you can get found and get connected with those who will boost your career. I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite tips on curating a LinkedIn profile that will best serve you throughout your career.
I am an organization development (OD) consultant who specializes in helping IT organizations. Why IT organizations? Because my undergrad degree is in Computer Science and I spent 15 years at IBM as a systems engineer – gathering requirements, implementing systems, designing networks, managing projects and doing the things IT people do. I understand IT people because I am one.
I went back to school for a Masters in Organizational Psychology once I figured out that I knew a lot about computers, but practically nothing about people – and that people-skills and human behavior figured prominently in the success of my IT projects.