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Is your CV costing you interviews?

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How to use LinkedIn to climb the career ladder

LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network with in excess of 500 million professionals registered worldwide. It is estimated that around 80% of all positions filled are through some kind of referral, so it’s absolutely vital in this day and age that your LinkedIn profile is optimised.

Invest the time in your LinkedIn profile to ensure its completed to LinkedIn’s highest rating – All Star Level. Having an All Star profile increases your profile views 4-fold over the next highest rating which is Expert.

Profiles with quality headshots receive 21 times more views than those without, and are 36 times more likely to receive messages from recruiters. Invest in a professional headshot – we provide a photo editing service that can transform good quality photos to professional headshots.

When writing your LinkedIn profile, it’s important to ensure that the content closely matches your CV. Ensure that job titles, employer names, dates and duties match exactly – as any discrepancies will be questioned upon review of your application documents.

Spend time adding skills that you can receive endorsements on, the more endorsements you collect the more your experience is proven to potential employers.

Follow influencers within your industry and connect with specialist recruiters within your sector, this will open up a whole new world of potential opportunities for you.

For more information on our LinkedIn writing service visit the services page of our website. Our LinkedIn experts are always on hand to assist with your profile.


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