If you’re looking for a new job, the opportunity to learn new skills, and discover content and connections that can support your career, then LinkedIn is the place for you. With 700+ million people on LinkedIn globally, including recruiters and prospective employers, and millions of jobs available, it gives you the best opportunity to find your dream role.
In this blog, you can find top tips to help you stand out on LinkedIn, as well as information on the free resources and tools available to help you with your job search.
Whether you’re creating a LinkedIn profile from scratch or refreshing an existing one, it’s important to consider that it is a digital representation of your professional self. It’s the first thing recruiters or talent professionals see, so make sure that your profile is complete, your employment and skills information are up-to-date, and your profile summary reflects who you are and your experience.
Once your profile is up-to-date and you’ve highlighted your skills and experience, these next steps can help you find the right role for you:
In the current jobs market, with stiff competition for roles, it’s important to be proactive with your job search. I hope these tips help you build a standout LinkedIn profile and you find a new opportunity quickly. For more help and advice, you can find free resources at opportunity.linkedin.com.
Adam Hawkins is Head of Search & Staffing at LinkedIn in EMEA. With two decades of recruitment industry experience, he is a trusted advisor to leading recruitment and executive search firms across the globe. His team partners with recruiters to arm them with unique data, insights and talent trends from LinkedIn’s 700+ million members globally to help them find the best talent for their clients quickly. With recruiters playing an integral role in powering businesses and the economy, his team is proud to partner with them to help connect people to opportunity and build career confidence.
Prior to LinkedIn, Adam spent over 18 years at The Adecco Group in numerous senior leadership and executive board member roles. He worked and lived abroad for 10 of those years where he gained unique exposure to many of the global staffing markets and associated business models.
Outside of work, Adam supports as an advisor to a number of industry-related ventures and is an active mentor to entrepreneurs from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds. In his spare time he is passionate about all things sports, coaching and adventures, especially if he gets to do this with his son Henry.
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