How To Optimize Your Linkedin Profile for Recruiters?



How To Optimize Your Linkedin Profile for Recruiters?



Want to optimize your Linkedin page when recruiters check your profile?
Wondering how to attract Hiring Managers, Human Ressources staff and recruiting services?

Instead of looking for job descriptions and respond to every job posting, doing crazy searches, send your resume and your cover letter everywhere, looking every 2 minutes for jobs, new jobs, opening... pretty exausting right?

Especially when you can be a passive job seeker, ready to be hired, open to a new work experience without searching.

Best talents on the market don't search for job offers, they don't have to submitting resumes, they have the qualifications that every recruiters dream of. But even if you have not 20 years of experience in Computer Science with a Ph.D in Applied Mathematics, you can be the perfect talent for specific staffing needs. And if you know how to set up your Linkedin profile, you could be perfect for recruiting requirements.

Time have changed and recruiting strategies, recruiting trends, too. Resumes are no longer the only way to be found on Linkedin. Recruiting strategies have changed, and you can be reached by recruiting teams and career services for new career opportunities without sending anything including cover letters.

With 11 million jobs in its active job listing, Linkedin is a great tool for candidates to contact head recruiters and find a job.

However, if it becomes easier for candidates to apply directly for a dream job from home, head recruiters and HR professionals will also actively use Linkedin for their recruitment process or to propose career opportunities.
In 2017, 87% of recruiters use Linkedin to check candidate profile.

In this article, you will see what candidates must do to attract head recruiters, human ressources.



#1: Put your qualifications in your Linkedin References.


Your Linkedin profile is  presentation of your professional skill set.

If you want to be contacted for a new job, you need to show you career development. and the previous career move you made.

The first step is to put all your resume and qualifications on Linkedin. It will help you if a recruiter use executive search, look for a company that you have been working in.

Your CV is the second one and a recruiter will probably check them all.

That’s why you want to be sure that your Linkedin Profile reflects the same experiences than your CV.

However, if you want to attract the eye of the recruiter, you could add a top up to your Linkedin references that will distinguish you and make it more personalized.

You can complete your profile basics in a way to put your personal touch that will sound more authentic for a recruiter.


Linkedin account Online Jobs


  • Description going through the details (including such precise stats and tasks)

  • Great presentation of the company - you can underline the company culture you have been working in.

  • Here again, we like how the experience is presented. The work experience is described clearly, it is structured, and we immediately understand the competencies acquired. 




#2: Show your engagement and repost articles


Show your interest to head recruiters on Linkedin - Post, repost, like and comment Linkedin content.
Recruiters can pay attention to these details.

Being active on Linkedin and show interest in specific subjects  give you a clear advantage regarding to recruiters: know a little bit more on your professional point of view.

If an article interest you - post it! 

Don’t hesitate to post articles on Linkedin groups.


If these steps are made in a kind of friendly-professional and personal approach, it will probably be appreciated by recruiters.

Articles activity Linkedin Profile

  • Here is the Linkedin section of your profile where recruiters will certainly make a tour - make sure that it is well furnished!


Tips: Make sure to follow/like/engage with your targeted company. It is a great way to stand out from the crowd!



#3: Use the best keywords to complete your Linkedin profile


Keywords are certainly the last crucial part you want to be rocking in!

First of all, it will present you in the clearer manner but not only.
The more keywords you use and the more chances you have got to be found and seen by recruiters.

Recruiters use keywords to search candidates. That is what we call the boolean search.

To make sure to be in the results, choose keywords which perfectly fit with your experience and put them into your: Description, Skills, Experience, Specific Skills.


For example: a data scientist has better chances to be found if he put data skills keywords:


Linkedin Education Profile Data Scientist



All these skills will be useful to appear if a recruiter use the to the boolean search on Linkedin




#4: Ask for recommendations - credibility value


Recruiters are looking for qualificationsm not the best talent but for the best RIGHT talent. If you have a structured background with precise competencies, having referals from your collaborators, friends, on your skills and special skills!

Recommendations add a huge value to your Linkedin profile. 
First thing, this is extremely rewarding and this will show that you are skilled. If your profile meets the staffing needs, you may don't need to apply for a job because you could be found before!

To contact your Linkedin connection and ask them for referals, this is easy:


Recommendations Linkedin Profile Recruiter

  • Click the Ask to be Recommended link

  • Send out your request to your colleagues

These requests are simple but extremely useful when recruiters go onto your profile. It shows credibility for your Linkedin visitors!


Bonus point: Take care of your profile picture


Profile picture on Linkedin makes a visual impression of your professional image. It isn’t a place to run casual photos. Be sure to have a professional photo.


  • Use a quality photo at least 200 x 200 pixels

  • Put on your URL and Headline




Whether you started to use Linkedin or you are already in a company, making all these steps will provide you the best chances to be good looking on the social media platform.

If you want to receive offer of employment being a passive job seeker, this is also the best way to advertise your profesional background. Career services will please you and you will have more chance to meet a great company culture if you decide to start a new work experience.




To summarize the good uses on your Linkedin profile, you should focus on these points:

  • #1: Update your CV with your Linkedin references

  • #2: Show your engagement and repost articles

  • #3: Use the best keywords to complete your Linkedin profile

  • #4: Ask for Linkedin recommendations

  • Bonus point: Take care of your profile picture




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