Try to Get the Meeting, Not the Job


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“The goal of an executive’s LinkedIn profile is to get the interview,” says recruiter Jeff Hyman. He’s not going to hire you off your profile. If you’ve done it well, he will contact you for an interview.

With that mindset, you need to think of your LinkedIn profile as an ad, not your resume online.

Despite its importance, the average profile gets 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. Recruiter Jeff Hyman led a session of ExecuNet Master Class for ExecuNet VIPs on How to Headhunterize Your LinkedIn Profile. In this excerpt from the session, Jeff talks about the mindset job seekers need to have to attract recruiters’ attention with their LinkedIn profile.

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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