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Finding the right job can be difficult. You want to be a good fit in your job and the companies that are hiring want you to fit their culture. A Forbes article contributed by The Muse online looked at this topic. So, what did the article explain about making people more hirable? What can you do to be more hirable? Let’s find out:
What makes others get new gigs while you are still stuck in your job and not getting noticed? You might need to think about your personal brand and who you are as a job candidate. You can boost your hire-ability in a few different ways, and all of these ways deal with your personal brand.
- Make sure your online presence shows your best self and that is is updated and true to your personal brand – what does your online presence include? One main online presence needs to show you in a positive, professional way, and this is the LinkedIn presence. Make sure your LinkedIn is clear and organized it is easy for recruiters to find. Hiring managers check LinkedIn to see what candidates are posting. Also, the profile page is viewed by hiring managers and the hiring managers use LinkedIn profile pages as a good resource. Make your LinkedIn page one that recruiters will find to be attractive online.
- Use a headshot or a professional picture in your LinkedIn profile. This is pretty self-explanatory.
- Add a line to your professional summary. This shows you are open to new opportunities and that you are interested in new roles.
- Know your personal brand – own it- have a personal website if you want – just make sure that your online profile and presence are portraying you in your personal light.