Melanie Pinola, author of “LinkedIn in 30 Minutes,” and Donna Svei of AvidCareerist.com joined forces to create this infographic explaining why recruiters aren’t clicking all the way through your profile and contacting you.
Among the possibilities:
1. You’re not connected to recruiters — or many other people.
2. You don’t have a profile photo — or your photo is blurry, outdated, or otherwise not selling you well.
3. Your headline is boring — or full of typos.
Sixty-four percent of recruiters say they only use LinkedIn as a recruiting tool, so if you’re not on the network or not using it to its full potential, you’re missing out.
Jen Hubley Luckwaldt writes about work-life balance, stress management, and other topics relating to what makes us happy at work. A full-time freelancer, she deals with stress by blurring the lines between life and work to the point where the two spheres are barely separate. The happiest day of her career was when scientists proved that looking at pictures of cute animals makes us more productive.