LinkedIn for Job Seekers

How do you use LinkedIn when looking for a job? Or, what better ways exist than using the tag line by publishing anything from “I’m looking for a job” to “open to new opportunities”?

First off: why is using the tag line in that way not a good idea?
In short: there’s no recruiter on this planet who opens LinkedIn with their morning coffee thinking to themselves, “Let’s find candidates who are looking for a job“, or “I’ll search for candidates who are looking for a job and see if I can match recruitment projects with them.”. That’s not how it works. Here how recruiters use LinkedIn.

So, what does work?

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CVs that actually say something (and don’t annoy people)

You already know this: your CV is your business card and therefore it should be perfect. It should also be relevant for the reader and ideally communicate your personality and traits as an executive.

An article by the Harvard Business Review “How to Write a Resume That Doesn’t Annoy People” describes this as the problem of “all CVs looking the same”.

So, how do you write a CV that actually says something?

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Writing a CV: rocket science?

Writing a CV may seem easy-peasy – putting the history of your career together can’t be rocket science, right?

On the contrary! Jenny Foss, whom you might be familiar with from our previous LinkedIn Learning series posts, says that CVs use “an awkward style of writing, and for most of us, it’s super confusing”.

Therefore we decided to summarize her guide on fundamentals of writing a good CV:

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