5 Reasons Recruiters Are Ignoring Your LinkedIn Profile

All the career experts said that LinkedIn was the place to be for job hunters. You made a LinkedIn profile, but now the recruiters are staying away in droves. What gives?


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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 You don’t have a profile photo — or your photo is blurry, outdated, or otherwise not selling you well.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.


(Infographic Credit: SocialBarrel.com)

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