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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:


๐Ÿ”˜ 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


๐Ÿ”˜ Having relevant skills listed tells others that youโ€™re proficient at your work, which makes you more attractive to potential employers


๐Ÿ”˜ Skills give you bigger credibility in your field, particularly after you hit the top level of 99+ endorsements


๐Ÿ”˜ The more endorsements you have, the higher youโ€™ll rank in employers search results


๐Ÿ”˜ 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


๐Ÿ”ฅ How can you make the skill & endorsements sections work for you? ๐Ÿ”ฅ


๐ŸŸข 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


๐ŸŸข These skills are essentially keywords, and since you know how much the #LinkedIn algorithm matters - use them wisely


๐ŸŸข Always choose the skills from the options LinkedIn is giving you, let that algorithm become your best friend


๐ŸŸข Pay special attention to the first 3 skills (Top skills) โ€“ 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


๐ŸŸข You can always add, remove or reorder your skills, depending on your job search strategy and goals


๐ŸŸข Remember, your skill endorsements are your social proof, so ask for and accept them strategically โ€“ ask for endorsement only people who know you, your work, and your accomplishments; donโ€™t spam your connections to endorse you if you never worked with them


๐ŸŸข 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! ๐Ÿ™‚


Work smarter, not harder. ๐Ÿ€


LinkedIn Skills and Endorsments and Your Job Search

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