Want a Job? Improve your Linked In Profile

I have come across this article on CIO.com titled “How to Improve Your Linked In profile: Stand Out to Employers, Recruiters”. I have summarized the recommendations from the post. Please visit the link to read it for yourself and make a face-lift of your profile on Linked In.

  • Upload a profile picture
  • Endure your Headline statement is filled, which is kind of your tag line and not leave it as your current job title, which is set by default
  • Fill in “What You Are Working On”. Make sure this is business like and is compelling for your readers
  • Ensure you post the URLs for all the websites and direct the users to your on-line websites
  • Get the URL to your profile and post it in your website or other sites to direct traffic
  • Ensure you complete the Summary section which is the meat of your profile. This is important for the Linked In search engine to pull your profile through Keywords in this section
  • Get as many recommendations as you can to cover a 360 degree view
  • Use the newly added “Applications” feature to improve your brand. You could potentially add a presentation highlighting your professional achievements, certifications etc in a visual format.

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About Venu Mallarapu

I am currently working as Director & Global Client Partner at Cognizant Technology Services in their Life Sciences division. I have over 19 years of experience in developing IT Solutions and Services, specifically for Life Sciences industry for over 13 years. I have worked with small to large pharma customers to address their business needs across R&D, Sales and Marketing and Manufacturing & Supply Chain areas. My passion is Pharma R&D. I blog and write about varied topics in Pharma Industry as well as latest Technology trends that impact Clinical Research and have also presented at various conferences and workshops on wide variety of related topics.

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