9 mistakes you're making on LinkedIn that are putting off recruiters and making it harder to find a job
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- It's important to know how to get a job on LinkedIn.
- But you might be making a number of mistakes on LinkedIn that could be hurting your chances of landing a new opportunity.
- Amongst nine of the biggest mistakes are having an unprofessional headshot and not posting enough updates.
LinkedIn can be a powerful tool for connecting with recruiters or those in your network who could help you to the next stage of your career.
Unless, of course, you're scaring them off before they can even connect with you.
Career coaches Marc Dickstein and Evangelia Leclaire shared with Business Insider a few of the most common mistakes that people make on LinkedIn.
Luckily, you can avoid most of them by making sure you're consistently engaging with your network in a way that's professional and friendly.
Here are nine of the most common mistakes people make on LinkedIn:
Your headline says your job title, but nothing else
Your summary doesn't explain much about your passions, what you're seeking on LinkedIn, or what sets you apart
Your photo is unprofessional
You don't explain how you excelled in previous roles
You have no recommendations — or they're just bad
You don't post updates
You don't have anything on your profile that suggests you have hobbies or interests
You're not really digging into LinkedIn's search tools
You don't develop a relationship with recruiters