As a sought-after Dev, do you ask yourself why recruiters keep sending you job offers that are not suited to your experience? How many times have you had to answer them that the offer is not right for you?
Instead of ignoring recruitment messages and closing potential development opportunities – help yourself!
We often hear from IT candidates that they get a lot of job offers, but most do not meet their expectations or criteria, such as the programming language or tools used. Use our tips to get more job offers tailored to your profile.
Profile filled in 100%
The most important is a thoroughly completed profile. It should contain the most important information about your work. The profile activity bar will help you with this. Thanks to it you will learn how much information you have posted and which are still missing. Once your profile is 100% full, you’ll reach the highest level and LinkedIn will make it stand out. Therefore, make sure your profile does not lack anything – then the chances that recruiters will start offering you attractive job offers will increase. Remember to post only the information that best characterizes your work, experience, and direction of development.
The headline is an important element of every LinkedIn profile. Recruiters usually reach candidates via headlines or by using the name of the job position. Most users only post their current position in the headline. You can do it better! In addition to the current position, add the areas you are interested in or the technologies in which you want to work or already work. You can also present in it what position you want to deal in the future or what IT projects you are interested in.
Summary / About
Under the photo and your basic data, you’ll find the „About me” box. It summarizes your profile as a potential candidate, shows your experience and interests. Do not omit this point when completing your LinkedIn profile. If you want to get only personalized offers, describe in this field as accurately as possible what you do or what you want to do in your future work. Example: „I am currently developing strongly in automatic software testing, especially with respect to XYZ). It’s also a good place to write about your achievements, the things you’re proud of. You can also attach links to Github or other portals where you have an IT project portfolio and code samples.
Important: Write a summary in the first person. Strengthen what is and will be most important for you in your current and future work. In summary, enter keywords („I have experience in C#, Azure and Hibernate”) or add them at the end of it in the form of hashtags (#Azure #Hibernate). A summary is a place where you can show what you can do, what you do, but also who you are – use it wisely.
And what about the name of the position? It’s best if it suits what you do or do. If it is a corporate standard and general name, e.g. Software Engineer. However, it is worth adding a role description or even changing the name so that it corresponds to what you are doing eg. Java Developer.
Skills and recommendations
Choose specific skills that suit your dream job. Do not write all the languages you know and have ever worked in, the environments you’ve encountered, or the frameworks you used in college. Focus on those skills and knowledge that you use in your current job and those you want to work in the future. Remember that the more technology or programming languages you provide on your profile, the more job offers offered to you – in different programming areas.
Suppose you have been working in C # and .NET for years and you do not see yourself in a different place yet, you know Java and PHP programming rules because in college you have worked the most in these climates – do not put them in your abilities. Choose only those skills that will be most important to you in your future work.
Remember that LinkedIn is your public resume. Do not put here any programming languages that you know, but you would like to know – it can only fool the recruiter who, with high probability, will make you an unsuitable offer.
Do you think about working abroad for your city or maybe abroad? Write about it!
You can do three things to show recruiters that you’re open to new opportunities, in a new place:
- Create a form informing recruiters about your openness to new job offers in a new location. Answer the question „In what location do you want to work?”
- Change the current location to the desired one. Let’s give it – now you live in Warsaw, and you would like to live in Krakow. Enter it in the header
- Add in the summary the desire to change the city or country – relocation
It’s so simple! It is enough to have the opportunity to enjoy more personalized job offers from IT recruiters in the future. Use our tips to save time, yours and the recruiter.
Programmer, we wish you tailor-made offers that suit your needs 100%! #GoodLuck