LinkedIn Best Practices Articles

  • 10 Tips for Picking the Right LinkedIn Profile Picture 

    August 5, 2019

    Your profile picture is a key element of your LinkedIn presence. Our research shows that just having a picture makes your profile 14 times more likely to be viewed by others. As a recruiter, that means this little round image is your first chance to make a good impression on candidates — and it's a key element of your recruiter brand. If you already have a...

  • 10 LinkedIn Profile Summaries That We Love (And How to Boost Your Own)

    July 16, 2019

    We get it. Writing your LinkedIn profile summary isn’t at the top of your to-do list. You’re not sure what to write. It’s not worth your time. Your profile is complete enough. [Insert your own excuse here.] Well sometimes you need a great example — or 10 great examples — to see the summary’s magic and know how to write your own. Read on and prepare to be...

  • The Top 10 Words Recruiters Use to Describe Themselves

    February 27, 2018

    As a recruiter, you’re constantly scanning resumes. And likely, your eyes start to glaze over when you see what feels like the millionth candidate use words like “strategic” and “driven” to describe themself on their LinkedIn profile. You want to know what makes them unique. But, what’s easy to forget is that candidates are also looking at you. They're scanning...

  • 5 Free (and 3 Paid) Ways to Build Your Employer Brand on...

    April 11, 2017

    You already know employer branding is important. In fact, 53% of talent leaders say that they would prioritize investing more in...

  • The Top 10 Buzzwords Recruiters Should Avoid

    January 25, 2017

    You are a recruiter. You talk to dozens of people every day, scan their resumes, hear all about their accomplishments. And your single...

  • LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner Shares 4 Tips for Engaging on...

    December 15, 2016

    If you’re one of the 4.8 million people who follow Jeff Weiner on LinkedIn, you probably feel like you know him. Between his likes,...