LinkedIn Profile Writing

A LinkedIn profile is an essential part of your job search these days.  Surveys show that employers are looking for talent on LinkedIn before they go to job boards such as Monster. And since LinkedIn is a professional networking site rather than a social one, employers tend to look there before they go to Facebook or Twitter. LinkedIn is now the #1 tool that recruiters use to publish jobs and research candidates!

Like your resume, your LinkedIn profile needs to be well-written, and it needs to include all of the essential keywords to help the hiring agents find you. But you shouldn't simply paste your resume into LinkedIn. Why? The writing style for social media is different than the style for a resume. It is less formal and more lively -- with less "corporate speak." I can help by writing the summary of your profile or even developing your entire LinkedIn page.