Posted tagged ‘Employment’

Job Searching? Remember to include your phone number on your LinkedIn profile.

May 13, 2012

I received a call from a recruiter recently who found my profile on LinkedIn. He was trying to fill a good paying job in Dallas, TX and I had the experience his client needed.

He thanked me for including my cell phone number on my profile so he could call me.  He mentioned a lot of candidates don’t list a phone number in their profile.  He had a number of positions to fill and didn’t have time to send an e-mail through the LinkedIn website and wait for a response.  When a recruiter finds a good candidate they want a phone number so they can speak with the candidate immediately.

Many recruiters use LinkedIn as their candidate pool when filling open positions; if you want to get a job I highly recommend including a phone number and an e-mail address in both your profile summary and personal contact sections on LinkedIn.  Make it easy for recruiters to get in touch with you.

Lately I’ve obtained more job interviews as a result of recruiters finding me on LinkedIn than as a result of applications I’ve submitted for posted job openings.  It has also been my experience that recruiters and employers seem more interested in me as a candidate if it was initially their idea to contact me.

I have many recruiters and HR people in my LinkedIn network.  Please feel free to invite me to connect and let me know you read my blog.  Perhaps one of my connections could help you land your next job.

Rose Waltz