For years LinkedIn has allowed subscribers to “tag” connections. If you are already familiar with LinkedIn tags you know how marvelously useful it is.
Sure, it could be a bit labor intensive, especially if you needed to comb through all your existing contacts to assign any newly-created tags. But tags were a very handy way to filter your connections nonetheless.
Well, no more. This feature has been removed from the Linkedin interface and is only available under paid subscription plans. That change may be a consequence of Microsoft’s recent acquisition of Linkedin. Thanks, Microsoft.
Recruiter’s Corner is a recurring series where a Telecoms & ICT Recruiter answers questions about recruitment, candidates and the industry.
Today we hear from Ms. Jade Lee San Yue. Jade is the Sales Director, Finance & IT for Talent Insight Executive Search Group, 9 Temasek Boulevard, #09-01 Suntec Tower Two, Singapore. http: //www.talentinsight.com.sg
Beyond outstanding performance in their current job, what other things can candidates do to attract the attention of recruiters in a good way?
I spend a lot of time on https://linkedin.com. I read dozens of LinkedIn (LI) profiles every day. Mostly for Telecoms and ICT Professionals. It’s clear that many of these LI profiles are not serving their owners well.
Your LI profile is your online advertisement. It could tell people who you are, what you can do for them and why they should contact you. It could, or it doesn’t. It’s up to you. This blog post is a short summary of how to modify your LI profile to get you noticed.
What is the Purpose of the Profile?
Before you begin to work on your LI profile, you need to understand what is its purpose. Here is the answer: