My resume and LinkedIn profile clients want recruiters to find them on LinkedIn.
Because of this, I continuously test LinkedIn to figure out better SEO techniques to get them a better page position in LinkedIn results. It’s a fun labyrinth to muck around in – lots of nooks and crannies and hypotheses to test.
Be Currently Employed
I’ve noticed I can help my unemployed clients gain rank in search results if we add a position to their profiles that creates a current employer and job title for them.
This added position can be very simple. It might look like:
Company Name: Consulting.
Title: [Most Important Keyword Recruiters Would Use to Find You].
Time Period: 2015 – I currently work here.
Most of my clients are at a place in their careers where they are doing at least a little consulting while they’re looking for their next job. Please see the “Comments” section below for other “I currently work here” options.
The Box You Have to Check
The key, for a boost in the search result rankings, appears to be having the “I currently work here” box checked for at least one job that’s listed on your profile.
Test Before & After
If you’re unemployed, do a people search on your most important keyword and see where you rank in your own search results.
Then add a new, current position to your profile such as the one described above. Repeat the people/keyword search.
I bet you’ve improved your search results page rank! I’ve seen some people get a little boost and others get a big boost.
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