The Most Common Mistakes on a LinkedIn Profile


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Recruiters basically live on LinkedIn. It’s the first place they go when they are looking for candidates. As a result, no one knows what makes for a great online profile more than a recruiter. One of the best recruiters out there is Jeff Hyman, and we are very fortunate to have him as a member of the ExecuNet community, sharing his thought leadership with us.

Jeff led a session of ExecuNet Master Class for ExecuNet VIPs on How to Headhunterize Your LinkedIn Profile. In that class, Jeff talked about the most common mistakes people make on their LinkedIn profiles.

There are several places people go wrong; even high-level executives make some basic mistakes that cause recruiters to move on to the next profile. With the average profile only getting only six seconds of attention by a recruiter, if you want more attention than that you’ve got to have what they want to see. Watch this excerpt from the master class to learn some mistakes you must avoid if you want recruiters to pay attention to your LinkedIn profile.

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William Flamme

William Flamme

William Flamme is ExecuNet's Associate Director of Content Marketing, where he develops engaging job search, career path, and leadership insight to build ExecuNet's brand recognition as the leader in senior-level executive job search and all matters career.

He delivers executive-level content across the various properties under the ExecuNet brand, amplifying the power of ExecuNet's expert voices and shaping the content strategy.

Prior to joining ExecuNet in 2008, Will earned a master's degree in education and taught fifth grade and sixth grade. As a teacher, he deepened his appreciation for the written word and mastered skills necessary for managing writers who sometimes view deadlines as homework. It is his training as an educator which allows Will to take complex ideas and make them simple for busy executives to understand and to execute.

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