If you are an executive or business owner searching for a new career, perhaps interested in a midlife career change, LinkedIn is a valuable resource in your search.
Unlike a traditional changing careers resume, LinkedIn affords users the opportunity to let their personality shine through in addition to listing their job experience, skills, qualifications, interests, and other credentials. One of the best places you can distinguish yourself is in your summary. By carefully choosing key highlights from your profile, you can underscore your individual talents in a sea of similarly qualified candidates.
Like a trailer for a feature film, your summary entices viewers to continue reading through the more detailed sections of your profile. Your summary paints a picture of who you are and plants ideas in readers’ minds about how to best utilize your experience and expertise within their organization. A well-written summary should inspire human resources executives to call you for more information, even an interview. And because your profile is online, human resource executives or career coaches from executive search firms will be able to email you directly through the site quickly and easily.
Based on the keywords you use in your profile and how you direct your searches, you will additionally have access to many career counseling services and mid-career professionals to network with through the site.
To create a compelling profile, connect with a career advisor who specializes in LinkedIn and its applications. At Connect•Work•Thrive’s October 19th Career Transformation Conference, LinkedIn specialist Sandra Clark, Founder of “LinkedIn Mentoring,” a San Francisco Bay Area company specializing in customized LinkedIn support, will help you “Jump Start Your Career with LinkedIn,” providing you with the assistance you need. Join us!
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