Unlike a resume, which is confined by length, a LinkedIn profile allows you to describe your projects and work experience in more depth. In this video, learn how to incorporate important keywords into your profile to work with the LinkedIn recruitment search tool.
- LinkedIn is an essential part of your online presence. LinkedIn gives you the opportunity to create a personal brand that can help with networking. The question is, how do you optimize your profile for remote work so that recruiters send you remote jobs instead of just jobs in your location. To do this, there are a few things you need to know. The first thing you must misunderstand is that LinkedIn has a setting where you can let recruiters know that you're open to opportunities. This will make it easier to appear in search results. You also specify that you're open to remote opportunities, as well as jobs in other locations. To make yourself even more searchable, you can include keywords in multiple different sections of your LinkedIn, like your summary, as well as your skills and experience sections. For example, if you use Python or R, or even individual libraries like Panda's or ggplot, you can include those in your profile. Next, it's important to get recruiters and professionals to actually click on your profile. What this means, is that's a good idea to have a professional photo of yourself and a reasonable headline. One cool part of LinkedIn is that it can function as an extended resume. You include more information about your work experience, education, certifications, and more. On your resume, you can include a link to your LinkedIn profile so that if someone's interested in your resume, they can find out more about you. Perhaps more important is knowing how to use LinkedIn to boost your professional network. Networking is important, not only for building a community, but also for job hunting. If you're applying for a job, you can start by looking on LinkedIn to see whether you know anyone who works at a company you are interested in. Reaching out to someone you know can be an important first step to getting a referral, which is a great way to get a job. So that was a few quick things that you can do to make it more likely remote work will find you.
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- Types of remote data science jobs
- Filling skills gaps
- Building a portfolio
- Writing your resume and cover letter
- Marketing yourself online
- Interviewing remotely