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Ultimate Guide To Getting Noticed By Recruiters On LinkedIn (May 2022)

Ultimate Guide To Getting Noticed By Recruiters On LinkedIn (2022)
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Wondering how to get noticed by recruiters on LinkedIn?. Yes, you are at the right place to learn about getting noticed by recruiters on LinkedIn.

Here, we will give you step-by-step instructions on getting the recruiter’s attention. You have to do each of these steps in the following order to get recruiters to notice you.

1. Do Keyword Research

2. Update your profile with keywords

3. Let recruiters know that you are “Open to Work”

4. Bonus Method: Think like a Recruiter

We will discuss each of these steps in detail below.

Do Keyword Research

Keywords are the foundation of getting a job on Linkedin. If nobody is searching for what you’re writing about in your Linkedin profile or resume, you won’t come up in the LinkedIn search, no matter how hard you try.

Keyword research is the process of understanding the language your recruiter uses when searching for potential candidates for a job. It then involves analyzing, comparing, and prioritizing the best keyword opportunities for your profile.

Doing Keyword research is the only way to figure out what LinkedIn recruiters are typing into search engines.

How to do keyword research for getting a job?

Follow the below steps to do keyword research for getting a job.

First of all, you need to have clarity on the type of job you need. Once you have this clarity, search for your dream job on Monster, Indeed etc. You can also search on LinkedIn as well. Advanced LinkedIn job search techniques are available here.

Check the job description part of these jobs. Now you can see multiple keywords getting repeated in the description.

Make a list of all these keywords. This completes the basic keyword research process.

Update your profile with keywords

Once you have a list of keywords, it is now time to add these keywords to your LinkedIn profile.

You have to sprinkle these keywords in the work experience section. This is because when recruiters search on LinkedIn, your profile will come up on search results highlighting your work experience section.

How to update your LinkedIn profile with keywords?

Follow the below steps to update your LinkedIn profile with keywords.

Login to your LinkedIn profile. 

Click on the “Me” icon on the menu bar near the Notification. 

linkedin update profile with keywords

Click on “View Profile”.

Scroll down to your Experience section.

Edit linkedin experience section to get notified by recruiters.

Click on the pencil icon in the top right corner.

Click on the pencil icon on the experience you want to edit.

Edit linkedin experience with keywords.

Update your description section with your experience. Add relevant keywords.

Update description of linkedin with keywords

Click on Save.

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Let recruiters know that you are “Open to Work”

Once you have updated your profile with relevant keywords, it is now time to let recruiters know that you are open to work.

Follow the below steps to turn on “Open to Work” on LinkedIn.

Login to your LinkedIn profile. 

Click on the “Me” icon on the menu bar near the Notification. 

Click on “View Profile”.

Click on “Open to”.

Linkedin Open to work get noticed by recruiter

Click on “Finding a new job”.

Provide your job preferences in terms of location, availability, types etc.

You can also set the privacy of your choice by allowing either all LinkedIn members or LinkedIn Recruiters to view this.

Click on “Add to profile”.

Bonus Method: Think like a Recruiter

You might not be aware but Recruiters have a different view on LinkedIn, this is by design to allow them to parse, narrow and target specific people based on the information provided. For recruiters, it starts at this screen, where they start the search.

linkedin recruiter home page to get noticed by recruiter

Recruiter’s searches usually begin with profile job title, location and a few different skills. The first opportunity you have to improve your profile’s visibility and show up on a recruiter’s search is to put the Job title you have/want in your headline caption.

If you’re open to relocating, mention that as well.

After the initial search screen, Recruiters are greeted by a LinkedIn screen that gives them a comprehensive view of candidates that most likely fit that search criterion. As you can see the tabs at the top enables recruiters to see people who are open to opportunities.

Recruiters are also reliant on what people list as their skills but also what keywords pop up throughout someone’s profile. So, as mentioned before, it is important to do keyword research to fill your profile with the right keywords. This is why it is important to make sure your key skills appear frequently in the body of your profile. You’re more visible to recruiters then.

Wrapping Up

So, with these 3 simple steps and a bonus step, you can let recruiters know that you are open to work and you will also come up in their search results. Hope you get an idea about getting noticed by recruiters on LinkedIn. Kindly let us know if you have any queries.

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