How to turn your LinkedIn profile in an attractive resume

We give you some tips so recruiters not only see, but consider your profile on LinkedIn.

 

Nowadays, people who look for a job on the classified section of a newspaper are rare. The truth is that online employment platforms are way more common and also, effective.

One great example is LinkedIn, a social community that since 2002 has positioned itself as the greatest business and job digital platform. Just ask around. We can assure you that at least 8 out of 10 of your friends or family have a LinkedIn profile.

But there are different kinds of profile. There are the those who really polish it and try to keep it updated, and then there are those who completely neglect it and don’t really make an effort for it.

If you do it well, there is a great chance a recruiter can contact you (even if you haven’t applied for any position). And if you are looking for a job, it’s very likely that a recruiter will look into your LinkedIn profile. That’s just the way it works today. So if you want to turn your LinkedIn profile into a great resume, consider these tips:

 

 

Upload a great picture

When we say “great” we are not referring to a picture where you look great (although it also helps). We mean that it has to look professional. Choose a front photo, where you aren’t wearing sunglasses and there is no one in the background. Whatever you do, don’t chop yourself from a group photo!

 

Let them know you are looking for a job

There is now an option on LinkedIn where you can let recruiters know you are looking for a job. Here is a brief video that shows you how to turn on that preference:

 

Brand yourself

Besides including where you went to school and describing your tasks in your previous job, add a paragraph where you share your professional objectives. This way, you can stand out among the competition. Another thing you can do is add diplomas or certifications with links where recruiters can check they are valid.

 

Improve your SEO

In order to appear on recruiter’s searches you have to be clickable. Use keywords in your descriptions (such as the name of the position you are looking for or a certain ability), complete all your profile, and get recommendations from other users.

 

Stay updated and active

Staying updated is easy. You just have to include every job experience you have ever had. Staying active, on the other hand, may be more of a challenge. You don’t have to write articles or make videos, but you can share posts from sources that have to do with your area of expertise and comment interesting insights.

Ready for improving your LinkedIn profile? If you liked this article, share it on your social media and stay tuned to ours to discover more tips about jobs and recruiting.

Interviews do’s and don’ts

Are you going to an interview soon? You might want to know what to do and what not to do…

 

When it comes to interviews, first impressions matter. A lot. In just a few minutes, you have to convince your interviewer that you are up for the job. How can you stand out among the other candidates?

The answer is simple: just prepare yourself and avoid making mistakes that can make the recruiter doubt your abilities, professionalism, and knowledge.

In order to achieve a great interview, there are some things that you ought to do (an also not do):

 

Do’s

Do your homework: Research the company and get acquainted with their mission, vision, and values.

Rehearse: Rehearse the answers of the most common interview questions.

Make a good impression: Dress appropriately, look clean and neat. Be polite and don’t sit down until they ask you to.

Be confident: Show them you know what you’re talking about. Share examples on how you can add value to the position and the company. Avoid responding only with “yeses” or “nos”.

Ask questions: If you have doubts, don’t be afraid to communicate them to the interviewer.

 

Don’ts

Be late: Punctuality is key. Make sure you take precautions and try to be there at least 10 minutes early. If traffic gets you, don’t forget to let them know you will be a little late.

Forget relevant documents: Don’t assume they already have your resume. Bring it with you, along with relevant documents such as examples of your work.

Interrupt: Never interrupt the interviewer when they’re talking. Wait until they are finished to jump into the conversation or make a question.

Lie: Never lie. If they ask if you know how to do something and you don’t, be honest.

Be stiff: Don’t just sit there. Try not to forget your body language when you talk.

Ready for your next interview? In RHS Latam we wish you the best of luck. If you want more Human Resources tips, follow us on social media.

Why should your company opt for Staff Outsourcing?

Managing staff aspects through an Outsourcing is one of the best decisions you can make for your business.

Each time there are more companies that seek to become more profitable and efficient. Without a doubt, one of the best decisions an organization can make to achieve these goals is delegate processes. HRO (Human Resources Outsourcing) is a great way to do this and, at the same time, improve the operations of a company.

HR is one of the most important areas of a company, since it manages the human factor. This is why experts should take care of your staff, from the recruitment to payroll matters. If you are establishing your company in Mexico, you should learn some of the advantages that come from opting for Staff Outsourcing:

 

Save resources

When you delegate an area to a third party, fixed costs (internal) become variable costs (external). This savings will allow a company to learn to function in the most optimum way.

 

Quicker recruitment process

Recruitment experts have special tools that not any internal administration has. This makes recruitment a quicker process. This way, you will save time and you won’t have to wait weeks to hire your employees.

 

Best candidates

When you trust the pros, you can be at peace knowing that they have the right knowledge and experience. Because they are networking experts, they recognize qualified candidates. This way, you can be sure that you will be hiring the best people in the industry.

 

Follow ups

Don’t waste time applying exams or writing contracts. Staff Outsourcing will deal with these processes. They will make sure to ask the candidates for the right documents, as well as doing the salary calculations and registering them in the mandatory institutions. In this matter, it’s important that you determine who will act as the employer: the company or the Outsourcing.

 

Payroll

This is one of the most relevant tasks for HR, this is why you should leave it to specialists. When hiring an Outsourcing, who will be fulfilling with tax matters. Also, your employees will never face mistakes or delays, which will have repercussions in their productivity.

 

More time and resources for the company’s growth

When you delegate the HR area to service providers, you will have more time and resources to focus on making your business grow. Trust the experts to manage your staff and see results for yourself.

In RHS Latam, we are experts in all of this aspects. Contact us to get started with the establishment of your company in Mexico.