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5 Reasons Recruiters Ignore Your LinkedIn Profile — Infographic

Many job seekers tell me that recruiters ignore their LinkedIn profiles — that they don’t get many profile page views. Because of this, Melanie Pinola of Lifehacker and I decided to create an infographic to address the problem.

In addition to the infographic, I’ve added links to blog posts that will help you fix the problems we show in the infographic. Check out the narrative that comes next and then the infographic below the narrative.

97% of Recruiters Use LinkedIn

First, look at the stats on how many recruiters use LinkedIn. 97%! Thus, if you want a new job, you can’t afford to have recruiters ignore your LinkedIn profile.

In fact, according to Bullhorn, the only reason 64% of them show up on LinkedIn at all is to source candidates.

Common LinkedIn Mistakes Job Seekers Make

Next, understand the most common mistakes job seekers make on LinkedIn. They include:

  1. Not connecting with recruiters on LinkedIn.
  2. Neglecting to add headshots to their profiles.
  3. Using boring, generic headlines.
  4. Neglecting to add the keywords recruiters use to look for them to their profiles.
  5. Not making their LinkedIn profiles public.
  6. Neglecting to grow their networks.

Thus, if you want recruiters to view your profile, be findable as described above and as outlined in this infographic:

5 Reasons Recruiters Don

2019 Update

It’s interesting to note that these problems are as common today as they were when Melanie and I prepared this infographic in 2013. Please feel free to share this around to friends and colleagues. LinkedIn is a great career advancement tool when people use it well!

BTW, take a look at this article, including a screenshot, of what LinkedIn Recruiter users see about you in their first search results.

Let’s Connect on LinkedIn

Please don’t hesitate to invite me to connect on LinkedIn here: Donna Svei, Executive Resume Writer. The more I know about my readers, the better I can make my blog.

Image: Fotolia/mast3r
Updated April 2019

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Comments 3

  1. Excellent article. I will go through my profile and make adjustments to polish my profile. There are areas that I was not aware of that needed to be updated like a professional photo of myself. Again, thank you, Myles G. Schneider

    Thank you Myles. Donna

  2. Very interesting information. Great tips. Thank you.

    Hi Diane, Thank you. Donna

  3. Thanks Glen. I found this to be an extremely valuable article and Myles G. Schneider knows what she’s talking about. Most importantly, she is candid and not one of those irrationally optimistic cheerleaders who sugar coat everything. LinkedIn will continually change, and learning about refining content, ways to execute new processes and getting clear suggestions is what I crave. I am going to revamp my profile continuously. However, right now I’m an example of what NOT to do. Always learning.

    Thank you Rand (and Glen). Donna

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