Before looking for a job, check:
did the former employer have any files or links to websites;is the updated version of the resume attached;if submitted to a specific company, check whether there is anything that contradicts its policy or ethical standards. For example, you apply for a job in an international organization that opposes air pollution by large enterprises. And in this section you have a link to the report or plans of the company that is the main polluter of the region. Or materials of a competitor company. Or information that is fake or of dubious quality. Make sure that there is nothing in this section that could compromise your professional qualities.And the same advice on advertising materials. Make sure that the added materials advertise your professional opportunities and define your professional interests, not the business of your former employer.
Your DashboardI advise you to analyze this section at least once a month. You don't need to buy a premium account just because you are interested in who exactly viewed the profile.
The most important number is the last thing called Search Appearances. Click on it and see the section Keywords your searchers used at the bottom of the page - this is the most valuable information to work with.
You should not particularly worry about which companies and who exactly searched for the profile. Instead, you need to be interested in what words these people typed in the search field so that the profile was included in their result list.
If you are a designer, and you are searched for by the keywords "lawyer" or "accountant", then something is wrong with your profile. This means that you have written words that have nothing to do with your profession.
Thus, it is possible to track requests and correct the information in the profile so that it falls into the right hands, which will offer a relevant vacancy. This is how the system's algorithms work, and they should be used to develop a profile.
Analyze this section especially carefully when moving to the second area. If the candidate worked as an economist for 20 years, then retrained as a programmer and moved to the IT field, then new words for a new profession should appear in his profile. Otherwise, the person will be offered irrelevant positions. Especially if they are offered by an automated system, and not by a recruiter who manually studies each profile.
ActivityWhen the recruiter looks at the candidates' profiles, he can see in this section comments or criticisms of his articles, if he publishes anything. This is very nice and can influence the loyalty of representatives of the company in which you want to work. I think that you understood the hint and it is not necessary to explain it in detail.
Before you start looking for a job or write reviews for a certain vacancy, go to your profile and make sure that you have not previously written unethical comments or statements that contradict public norms. Toxicity is a popular topic among recruiters at the moment. Specialists can conclude "toxicity" from the candidate's statements. Unfortunately, they are unlikely to understand the details, and the candidate may be left with a valuable vacancy, even if his comments were important for the discussion of a certain topic.
To see all the posts that have been published, click the See all button on the right (by the time the article was published, it had already moved down and is called See all activity — changes in the system occur in a matter of days), and then select Posts from the four sections at the top. All activity will be in the All activity section: comments and bans on other people's posts, reposts. And here is the Posts section, where the owner of the profile publishes something on his own, gives more information and can even give the candidate information about the company and employees if he is looking for a job. And for recruiters - information about the person, his opinions, hobbies and interests.
ExperienceMost often, candidates are interested in whether to list each position in the "Work Experience" section. It's best to write. This gives certain information to recruiters and managers about the candidate's qualifications. But, of course, this information should be written in such a way that it helps the candidate to receive an invitation to an interview. You should periodically reread the information and try to find words that best describe your professionalism.
The information in this section depends on the job search strategy, preferences and individual situation of the candidate. You can copy the description from the resume. Or develop this section with a mentor, a specialist in your industry, an HR consultant or someone you trust. Nevertheless, I will give some general advice, perhaps they will come in handy.
1. Describe the functionality item by item using markers. A large block of text is less readable and there is a risk of missing valuable information.Do not forget about the priority of information. Write the most important and relevant information at the top so that it is read first.2. Do not specify the description of places of work that were a long time ago and are no longer relevant. If you are the head of the marketing team and once worked in your student years a cashier in a supermarket, it is possible not to tell in detail about the duties at the place of work. Or they won't add ego at all.3. Specialists who have changed their profession should revise their duties and leave only what is relevant for their current profession. In IT, knowledge from other fields, such as finance, medicine or law, is valued. Therefore, I do not recommend deleting everything, but it is worth leaving what is valuable for the candidate and his future employers.4. If you add links or specific materials, make sure they are up-to-date.I don't know why, but sometimes recruiters check to give facts in the resume and profile. Therefore, dates and names must be agreed.5. In the "Education" section, also leave relevant entries. Details about grades or descriptions of university courses and diploma theses are not required.6. If you received a bachelor's and master's degree in the same specialty, you can leave only one of the highest level with a record of the entire period of study. If these were different specializations, leave both. The same applies to courses.7. Be careful with the words used in the description. Recently, I shared with my subscribers the situation when the automatic job selection system LN identified the position of Java Developer as relevant to my profile and offered to respond to it.
In my profile, the word Java is mentioned only once in the job description. I wrote that I am closing certain types of vacancies for my client-employers and specified which ones. Among this list was the word Java. LN algorithms can read keywords not only from the title, job titles or the "Skills" section, but also from the job description text. Therefore, I recommend choosing all words very carefully.
If you have recently been a student or just finished IT courses, this does not mean that the section should remain empty. Write about projects completed during training or independently. When you find a permanent job, delete it. Such a small record is better than nothing. It is important to note what they did and what technologies they used.
Skills and EndorsementsI am sure that at least once you have come across vacancies in which there was a list of skills and grades at the bottom, how many of them correspond to your profile. LN, like many other companies, is trying to make an automated system so that when an employer publishes a vacancy, the system quickly identifies relevant candidates. Now this function has been temporarily stopped or hidden from the eyes of candidates.
As I already noticed, the query word is now read, first of all, from the "Skills" section, and not from what is indicated in the title.
Therefore, this section is still important, and the candidate should ensure that relevant information has been written in the skills.
I recommend choosing skills from the automatic list offered by the system. You click the Add a new skill button, write a new skill in the search field, and the system offers similar ones.