How do recruiters find you on LinkedIn? You need an optimized profile.

The Only Way Recruiters Will Find You on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is where motivated professionals come together and recruiters know it. 87% of recruiters use the platform to find or vet job candidates, more than all other major social media networks combined. If you’re serious about your job search, simply having a LinkedIn profile is not enough. To get found by recruiters on LinkedIn, you must cut through […]

How to find a headhunter. And what is a headhunter anyway?

How to Find a Headhunter (and Other Executive Recruiting Myths)

Do headhunters still exist? That depends on which headhunter, executive recruiter, or HR professional you talk to. “Headhunter” is out-of-date slang for search and recruiting professionals who work outside a hiring organization to find talent says, Maureen E. O’Malley Rehfuss, SPHR, SHRM-SPC, Owner and President of Career Partners International Twin Cities. “Most modern search professionals […]

How to annoy recruiters in your job search.

5 Ways to Annoy Recruiters: Don’t Make These Job Search Mistakes

There are a few people that you should make every effort to please. Corporate recruiters fall into this category. After all, they do hold a lot of influence over your career. All too often, job seekers engage in activities that drive recruiters up the wall. In some cases, these are clueless mistakes. In others, they […]

Ask Recruiters: How to Nail Your Email Responses and Phone Interview

Receiving direct contact from a recruiter is an exciting part of the job search and a welcome break from rejection notices and non-responses. Out of hundreds of applicants or thousands of LinkedIn profiles, the recruiter decided you were one of the few worth reaching out to– congrats! The next step is to validate their instincts. […]

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9 Things Recruiters Expect from Your LinkedIn Profile

It’s not enough to throw together a LinkedIn profile, paste in some resume info, then leave it alone to somehow work its magic. You have to think about an important group of people using LinkedIn on a daily basis: Recruiters. 94% of recruiters use LinkedIn to screen job candidates. This is what they expect when […]

Understanding the recruitment process.

Understanding the Recruitment Process: The Key to a Successful Job Search

While every company approaches recruiting somewhat uniquely, there are certain challenges all recruiters face. There are also processes that nearly all follow to some extent. As a job seeker, understanding these is key. The more you know about what recruiters are looking for at any point in the recruitment process, the better you can meet […]

How to avoid age discrimination or ageism as a job seeker.

Age Discrimination: Older Applicants vs. “Young Pretty People”

“The client specifically asked for ‘young pretty people,’” Tejal Wagadia, a technical recruiter based in Phoenix, Arizona, told Jobscan. “They said, ‘I don’t care how many years of experience they have, I need young pretty people.’“ “I’ve talked to VPs of HR who have told me, straight out, that the executive needs candidates that are […]

5 Ways to Find a Job on LinkedIn

5 Different Ways to Job Search on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is one of the most powerful job search platforms on the internet and is a must for anyone serious about advancing their career or speeding up their job hunt. Here are five different ways to find a new job on LinkedIn. 1. Search LinkedIn Jobs The first stop is the most obvious one. Browse […]

The top 15 people to follow on LinkedIn.

Top 15 Career Coaches and Job Search Experts to Follow on LinkedIn

Maintaining a presence on LinkedIn is a vital part of any job search, whether you’re actively submitting resumes, hoping to attract recruiters, or keeping an eye out for new opportunities. Writing a great LinkedIn profile is the first step. To gain a further leg up, follow people dedicated to helping job seekers make the most […]

What do Corporate Recruiters want? We asked four of them to help you job search. Illustration by COCO RATTIKARN

What Do Corporate Recruiters Want? We Asked Them

Job seekers face a buzzsaw of obstacles, locked doors, and unpleasant experiences in pursuit of a job offer. The first tests are typically issued by a corporate recruiter who serves as the gatekeeper between the job seeker and the hiring manager. To learn more about what job seekers are up against, we spoke with four […]