I’ve got to say that LinkedIn has really begun to hear the music. It’s a great tool no doubt, but their recent implementations and their road map moving forward is making there foothold that much more exciting. So, if you have heard LinkedIn has recently released the ability for members to rearrange their profile to meet their specific needs. It’s a simple but very meaningful addition.
Just a few thoughts off the top of my head (certainly not the most detailed)
- Feature your work
- Feature parts of your profile that are more significant
- Allow recruiters and hiring mangers to be drawn to the meat of your resume
- Draw greater attention to your targets
- Guide potential talent and hiring mangers to your current work leveraging some integrated apps
- Feature your current opening via attachments and place them front and center
The above is just a sampling but certainly well worth the time playing with the new feature.
With their recent integration with Twitter and their redesign to cater to a more hip professional crowd I think recruiters will start to see a growth in diversity within the membership. Sure it’s diverse now and you won’t see any crazy dramatic up ticks, but keep in mind, as job seekers leverage this ability you as a recruiter may have to readjust your sourcing.
Now it should and hasn’t thus far had an adverse effect on my sourcing even when targeting profiles that have changed. And the reason is that the structure is not changing where the data is housed. It’s simply being adjust on the page. So for now, you are safe, but soon…well, that’s for the next post.
Take a look at LinkedIn’s explanation:
By Noel Cocca
CEO/Founder RecruitingDaily and avid skier, coach and avid father of two trying to keep up with my altruistic wife. Producing at the sweet spot talent acquisition to create great content for the living breathing human beings in recruiting and hiring. I try to ease the biggest to smallest problems from start-ups to enterprise. Founder of RecruitingDaily and our merry band of rabble-rousers.
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