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How Can Your LinkedIn Skills & Endorsements Help You In Your Job Search?

I cannot stress enough how crucial it is to choose appropriate skills for your profile and get endorsements for them.

Here is why:

🔘 Skills are usually the first search criteria for recruiters on LinkedIn, and they allow them to find you based on the keywords those skills represent

🔘 Having relevant skills listed tells others that you’re proficient at your work, which makes you more attractive to potential employers

🔘 Skills give you bigger credibility in your field, particularly after you hit the top level of 99+ endorsements

🔘 The more endorsements you have, the higher you’ll rank in employers search results

🔘 Recruiters use the number of skill endorsements as a differentiator - if 2 profiles are similar, but one has 50 endorsements for the skill they are looking for, and the other has only 5, they will most likely contact the person with 50

🔥 How can you make the skill & endorsements sections work for you? 🔥

🟢 LinkedIn allows you to add up to 50 skills to your profile, and those in your network can validate that you have those skills by endorsing you

🟢 These skills are essentially keywords, and since you know how much the #LinkedIn algorithm matters - use them wisely

🟢 Always choose the skills from the options LinkedIn is giving you, let that algorithm become your best friend

🟢 Pay special attention to the first 3 skills (Top skills) – these always get the largest number of endorsements, they are visible to everyone viewing your profile, and it would be wise to list the most relevant 3 skills for your current target position

🟢 You can always add, remove or reorder your skills, depending on your job search strategy and goals

🟢 Remember, your skill endorsements are your social proof, so ask for and accept them strategically – ask for endorsement only people who know you, your work, and your accomplishments; don’t spam your connections to endorse you if you never worked with them

🟢 And, be helpful and always endorse people for those skills you know they have

Like and share if you find it useful for other job seekers too. Have a great week, everybody! 🙂

Work smarter, not harder. 🍀

LinkedIn Skills and Endorsments and Your Job Search

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