Get in Through the Out(door) | Set-up Your Profile for Success
If you want to get in to a certain company for an interview, then you need to ensure what an employer or recruiter can get out of your profile is the right information.
Invest the time to create a robust profile that not only chronicles your career path, but also highlights the value and successes you've brought to each opportunity, team and organization. Don't leave sections unpopulated. And, don't undervalue endorsements, connections, and an active online presence.
Sure, this is a time-consuming process and considering the nature of an online profile, it's never truly complete. However, it's one of the most integral tools you have at your disposal during the job hunt. And let's be honest-- you're always passively hunting. You know you'd be open to the 'right' opportunity.
What you put in is what an employer or recruiter gets out of your profile. People won't connect the dots and recruiting programs can't search skills, titles, certifications or buzz words that aren't included. Setting-up your profile for success in this way will help ensure you're approached with opportunities that better align with your career path and aspirations.