LinkedIn. That’s where people that are seeking jobs or people who are hiring aggregate. Write in your tagline what you are seeking. In my case, it says “television anchor, founder of Ladydrinks.” But here’s the next part that’s really important (people only see this in a listicle versus your complete profile).
What you are seeking. Mine says, I’m seeking “South Asian women executives interested in their self-development.”
The next section to tackle is recruiters. There’s actually an on-off button that sits just beneath your tagline and you can toggle that based on whether or not you are actually looking.
This is an important area for you to tell a story. Yes you worked at X, Y, Z jobs, but how do you connect the dots. I’ve been a television anchor for 20 years and I have the ability to find guests, track them down and moderate conversations with them in front of live audiences today at my live women’s events. I’m ‘sharing the keystones and pillars to my success.
Ask for recommendations, especially for particular skill sets that you know and you’ve already decided that you want to be able to be hired for.
Ensure your social media reflects your current status, because people are searching for you the very minute your name comes across the desk. You want to be able to provide a 360 view of who you are. Be sure to post appropriately given the platform as well.
In the ‘resume’ section of Linkedin, it’s important to not only say what your achievements are, but back it up with metrics. “I was at company X for three months and, in that time, I raised revenue from 30% to 45%.” A. State the problem. B This is what I did to solve it C. This was the end result. It’s a compelling way to share your ‘wins’ as you’re listing each of the jobs that you have underneath in the sort of resume section of LinkedIn.