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8 LinkedIn first-time user mistakes


LinkedIn is now becoming the norm for job seekers to post profiles as well as recruiters looking for and using the ‘inexpensive’ platform as a sourcing tool.  Recruiters are just as discriminatory on what they see on profiles, as they would be in reviewing resumes. Those using LinkedIn for the first time can be in a rush, make minor or major mistakes, and don’t realize they have set themselves up for failure.

Here are a few mistakes that can be easily corrected and will assist job seekers in getting the attention more easily from headhunters.

1)    Type a full name and initials in mixed upper and lower case for name and profile information.  Typing your name in all lower case demonstrates laziness, lack of education, or that English is not your primary language. Assume the profile is your resume.  Would you send a resume to a recruiter with all lower case text?