My resume and LinkedIn profile clients want recruiters to find them on LinkedIn.
Because of this, I continuously test LinkedIn’s search algorithm to figure out SEO techniques to get them the best possible page position in LinkedIn search 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: 2017 — 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 (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 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 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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Updated June 2017
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