Article by InterSearch Romania, (Pendl & Piswanger Romania)
Why LinkedIn matters?
With 20 years of existence and a continuously growing rate of their potential reach, LinkedIn is now “the world’s largest professional network with more than 950 million members in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide” according to their About section. LinkedIn has around 117 job applications submitted every second, and about 8 people are hired every minute, so if you are not using LinkedIn to your advantage, you’re undeniably missing out!
Understanding how to optimize your profile is the best way to improve hiring performance, while extending your network and being up to date with your industry’s news. Your LinkedIn profile is a powerful representation of your professional identity and accomplishments, so you should take the time to keep it relevant among your peers.
Make your profile stand out in a competitive market using Chat GPT
Chat GPT is a large language model AI chatbot trained to provide a detailed response based on a given prompt in a conversational manner. Therefore, the better quality of the data given, the less you will have to further tailor the response in order to stand out.
Start with your headline and about me section. Briefly define your professional identity and ask chat GPT for examples of attention-grabbing headlines. If you already have a LinkedIn profile, you can copy paste it and even ask for it to mimic your style and suggest improvements.
For example, use the following prompt for your About section“Craft a clear and engaging headline that showcases my current role and key skills based on my Linkedin Profile:*copy paste your profile here” . Example resulted below:
Use AI as a brainstorm partner, find out what phrases best suit you and edit the results to add a final personal touch. Highlight the accomplishments and experiences that are most important to your current career aspirations and the positions you are currently targeting. Chat GPT helps you present your achievements and impactful projects in a concise manner, showcasing growth with quantified results.
Generate top skills in high demand for your previous and current roles using AI to get easily discovered by recruiters and headhunters. Make sure to include 3 to 5 key skills suggestions. For example, the following prompt: “Give specific keywords for Executive Search industry to include in my LinkedIn profile in order to become more searchable” generated 20 terms which can be added to various sections of the profile (headline, summary, skills) in order to increase visibility.
An useful prompt for optimizing your profile is: “I want to land a new job in the same career path OR in a new career path (specifying role and industry). Give me a short summary showing why I am qualified for the role based on my LinkedIn experience: *copy paste your profile here*”. This will showcase a short summary of your experiences, useful for recruiters to understand your career path.
If your goal is to build a strong online presence within your industry’s community, extend your network and get more views, Chat GPT could be the perfect tool to generate impactful post ideas. Always back up your posts with real-world examples and data if possible. Keep the content relevant to the challenges and opportunities that companies are facing in your sector and don’t forget about visuals and infographics.
If you want to dive deeper, you can check Teal Hq’s article and videos here or go to EnhanCV for various prompts examples. For free AI resume builders, we recommend: https://www.tealhq.com/tools/resume-builder, https://resume.io/; https://www.kickresume.com/ .
Once you’ll better define who you are and your specific areas of expertise, your profile will accurately describe your background and recruiters will start selecting you for appointments, and, don’t forget you can even use Chat GPT to help you prepare for interview preparation!
As technology continues to revolutionize our world and organizations, AI-driven tools gain more and more popularity. Learning how to master the prompts you are introducing chat GPT for leveraging your profile, might be beneficial for your future work as well. Staying agile and adaptive is the way to survive in a very competitive market.
This article is part of a series of articles by meant to support candidates in their career change process. Stay tuned for the next one that will be published the upcoming week.
About InterSearch Romania (Pendl & Piswanger Romania)
Pendl & Piswanger (P&P) is a retained executive search firm, one of the leading boutique consultancies in Romania, focusing our service on leadership advisory and recruiting executive and non-executive board members, general management roles and C-suite executives, as well as high-end experts through-out a broad area of industries. With a presence of 40 years in CEE and 25 years in Romania, they are committed to their clients who gain a competitive advantage by hiring great people. To maintain their edge, they operate across all major industry sectors, learn, diversify permanently and avoid specialization by limiting their client portfolio to a particular industry.