WWCD Mentorship Program 4.0: Week 5
We are nearing the end of the mentorship program. I learned a lot from my mentor and the other mentees. We all worked together to create an environment in which we could express ourselves freely during our sessions.
Week 5 was all about “Creating your Presence”. To begin with this week, our Mentor (Saumya Singh) gathered our professional and networking space handles. The meeting began with some light chit-chat, much like an informal one. We talked about our current life developments and plans in the tech industry. She described her profile to explain the format on how we can create a networking account and use it in different sections effectively. Linkedin was the main talk of our meetup.
Points to be taken care of in your profile :
Fill Out Your Profile Thoroughly
LinkedIn’s algorithm rewards complete profiles by ranking them first in a recruiter’s search. Displaying your work links and descriptions on your profile will set you apart from everyone else applying for the same job. For example, you may be the country’s leading professional in your field, but you may never be approached for it because your profile was incomplete.
LinkedIn assigns different strengths to profiles based on their completeness, and being at the highest strength has a “massive advantage.”
Make a Custom Profile URL
When you first create your LinkedIn profile, you are given an automatically generated URL, which is a clunky string of random numbers. It is much easier to find, read, and share a more professional, clean, name-only URL. We can edit our profile URL under the “Edit public profile & URL” button.
Have a profile picture
The key to a perfect profile photo is a professional photo with high definition quality and a friendly appearance. We don’t have to wear our best suit, but we also don’t want to take photos in a worn-out tee. Make an effort to have a plain background behind you with light shining on your face.
Get the Headline right
Your headline is critical because it is the first thing recruiters see when they look at your profile. It should convey who you are in a short, clear, and concise manner. Many recruiters only search by title, having the right headline ensures that you are found by them. It’s also acceptable to include job-related skills and titles, as long as they’re relevant and not too long.
Impressive About section
Rather than reading the entire profile, some recruiters prefer to spend time reading the applicant about section. So we can try to summarise our experience, relevant skills, accomplishments, and things we are passionate about learning and exploring in the about section to give them a sense of who we are.
The LinkedIn profile should be tailored to the industry in which you work or want to work, as well as the role you currently hold or hope to obtain. Emphasize the aspects of your previous experience that are most relevant to the types of jobs you want in your job descriptions. Be descriptive and try to provide brief details about your work accomplishments.
Open to work
On your LinkedIn profile, you can indicate whether you’re open to new opportunities or not. This lets recruiters know if you’re open to being approached. Simply click “Get Started” and fill out the form.
Be relevant and active
Fictitious details in the experiences or accomplishments sections, try to make your profile sound more positive and authentic. Express the content to which you can relate. It’s also important to be active on LinkedIn when looking for a job. Post professional content that you enjoy and interact with other people’s posts, for example. You only need to devote 10–20 minutes per day to it, and you’ll be fine!
The entire 5-week program was a lot of fun. I’m looking forward to staying in touch with the mentors and mentees after the program.
Thank you for the opportunity, WWCD!
Have a good time learning!🎓