What Human Resources don't say, but see about you when you apply on LinkedIn: 4 tips to remember (2023)

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1) What Human Resources see when you apply on LinkedIn: 4 tips to remember absolutely!

2) Registration for the next event: Conscious trading, how not to be deceived and consciously invest your savings.

3) Telegram channel to support those looking for an improvement in their career.

What do recruiters see when you send your application? Maybe you expect them to see everything you post, but do they really? If you don't know what happens after clicking send, in a nutshell it means that you keep sending your CV and nobody calls you, and even worse nobody sees you. Filtered by a machine. Did you know that? It's called a simple application, but is it really? And if you manage to pass the filters instead, what do they see about you on the other side? And why still don't they call you?

1) What Human Resources see when you apply on LinkedIn: 4 tips to remember absolutely!

You notice the perfect position appearing in yoursfeednews on LinkedIn? Before you click to apply, you need to know exactly what the employer or recruiter sees on the other side of the application. Depending on how you set up your profile, it can change the way employers perceive you when you make your simple application on Linkedin and therefore when you submit your profile for a job position.

So I thought I'd shed some light on what employers really see when you apply for a specific position on LinkedIn.

Whenever someone applies for a position posted on LinkedIn, the recruiter receives an email notification. Therecruiterreceives the email for every single person who applies. The email contains a snapshot of the candidate. But what does this snapshot contain?

Here's what they see about you:

The candidate's name

The title under their name (headline)

Current Job Title(s): Titles only, no employment details

Previously held job titles: Titles only, no employment details

Education: Interestingly only the names of colleges or universities

Recommendations: This specifically states how many people have referred you but does not include the details of the recommendations

Connections: Exactly how many connections you have

Contact information: email address and telephone number

They also see the candidate's resume if they chose to apply with the CV on LinkedIn.

To me, what seems most revealing, are the brief details of the information you provide: educational qualifications, job titles, number of recommendations, and number of connections you have. Show your attention to the hiring manager without going too far and very important not to change your information from the moment therecruiterdecides to delve further into you. You should know that employers choose potential candidates based on their educational qualifications, whether they have held similar positions (have relevant experience), whether they have references or not, and whether they have chosen to upload a resume andCover Letteralong with theirsapplication. We talked about it last week in an article about the importance of an adequate cover letter and you can read it again at this link:https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/c%C3%A8-qualcuno-come-smetterla-di-farsi-ignorare-una-che-vianello-phd/

With this information in mind, here are my suggestions for improving your visibility and chances of consideration when applying for a position through LinkedIn:

1. Make sure theJob Titleis optimized for the location you want. Use the correct keywords and titles from your previous job occupations. This is the first thing the employer sees right after your name and you need to make sure there is an immediate match with thejob titleof the offer you are applying for. If the offer is for Brand Manager you cannot have howJob Titlecurrent Marketing Manager, there will need to be Brand Manager (assuming you are qualified for this position)

2. Pay attention to how you describe your current job, do not enter the contractual type of your current job. THEjob titlethey greatly influence the decision to view or not your profile and make you considered as a potential candidate. Make sure you use the most appropriate position titles for the role you are filling and what you want to fill.

3. The same goes for your previous employment. If more than one title can apply for the same position, be sure to include them all and consider separating them with these two types of vertical dashes

/ or |, for example by putting Brand Manager | Marketing Manager | Digital Marketing Manager

4. Remember that it's important to have references on your LinkedIn profile. Start asking your co-workers, former college mates, former employers, or current clients for a reference. Applying for a position and showing 0 references is essentially saying, “My work isn't good enough to get positive feedback”. I'll be more brutal… out of all the billions of people in the world how can there be no one who feels like saying a good word about you? Here...Some people are generous and give references freely, but most people only give one when explicitly asked for. So get busy. Don't be intimidated and ask for your reference.

Some important information you need to consider:

Over 90% of people who applied to a position we recently managed had zero recommendations. Having references on your profile is an immediate and valuable way to stand out from the competition. Show what people have to say about your work and can share it publicly.

·Create your title carefully and with a specific target position in mind. This will immediately identify whether you are suitable for a certain type of job and whether the employer should seriously consider you. In other words, “looking for work” or “unemployed” won't get you great results. You must be specific in indicating what role you want and can do.

·Read the job advertisement carefully. If they require a resume to be uploaded to LinkedIn, do so. It is estimated that a very small number of people include their CV with their application and follow the instructions carefullyJob Descriptionto apply and only a few people contact the poster if they have problems uploading and submitting their application correctly. Read and follow what the job posting requires, you will exponentially increase your chances of being considered.

·If you have no relevant experience, no past or current qualifications that align with the position, and no references for work in your area, please ignore the advert and do not apply at all. In most cases the employer will simply ignore your application and you will be wasting your time. If this is your dream job you've always wanted and you feel like you're qualified but you don't have thejob titleappropriate, consider using your time instead consolidating your skills, knowledge and experience to finally be qualified for the position as soon as possible. Use LinkedIn to gather information about the role and skills required to fill it, prepare for it, and find alternatives for contacting the hiring manager.

· Employers are just giving you a quick glance on the information I mentioned before, on your name, title, qualifications and education. Make the most of what little space you are given.

·Make contact. Don't just click Easy Apply to see what happens; take it a step further and contact the recruiter and share your interest in the role and why you think you're a great candidate. “Those who took the initiative and contacted us were my best candidates to consider,” a person who has been recruiting for a multinational company for twenty years recently confirmed to me.

·LinkedIn is a valuable tool for your job search; I encourage you to take the time to understand exactly what employers are seeing when you apply on LinkedIn and consider making changes to how you apply and follow the instructions outlined on the positions you are applying for.

If you want to learn more about all these aspects and not get caught unprepared when arecruiterdecides to investigate further on you, all that remains is to join the path of the "Silvia Vianello Academy" which is helping many people to improve their working life at the link below:


2) Registration for the next event: conscious trading, how not to be deceived and consciously invest your savings.

The data indicate that 3 out of 4 Italians are totally without financial education and this puts them at risk of fraud. We'll talk about it in the next free live broadcast, where we'll address the topic of conscious investments, for those who start from scratch and want to invest their capital and put it into income instead of leaving it in a current account. The live will be held on April 24th at 3.30 pm, on Saturday to allow even those who work to follow it, and will have the world of investments as its theme and how not to be deceived and consciously invest your savings, go to the link below to subscribe: 👉https://www.silviavianelloacademy.com/registrazioneeventotrading

Those who cannot participate live will receive the registration link via email.

Every day in my stories on Instagram we discuss the world of investments, the daily news from the world of financial markets, and post free mini-lessons in financial education, you can follow me at this linkhttps://instagram.com/profsilviavianello/

3) Telegram channel to support those looking for an improvement in their career.

Every day, in a dedicated Telegram channel, I post job offers, suggestions for improvement of your career, the next appointments to give a concrete hand to job seekers.

The channel is completely free for both companies, who can send me the profiles they are looking for, and for candidates who will have the opportunity to discover new job offers and useful resources for achieving their new professional career.

You can find it at this link: 👉https://t.me/profsilvianello

4) Article on Vanity Fair where we talk about age discrimination

Thanks go to Vanity Fair for publishing my interview on this topic, you can read it here 👇


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What can HR see on LinkedIn? ›

You have the experience and skills they're looking for

Recruiters want to know that you're qualified for the job, will be good at it, and will get results. They'll look at your LinkedIn profile to see what you've accomplished and how you've used the skills and experience you've gained.

Does HR check your LinkedIn? ›

Of the 91% of HR Professionals using social media, 98% are reviewing your LinkedIn Profile. Additionally, employers may also check your Facebook (63%), Twitter (40%), and other networks.

Do companies check LinkedIn easy apply? ›

Yes. Employers, recruiters, and hiring managers look at LinkedIn Easy Apply. In fact, 87 percent of recruiters use LinkedIn to look for new employees. The LinkedIn Easy Apply option makes it easy for them to look at applications and sift through the candidates.

Should I reach out to HR on LinkedIn after applying? ›

Should I message a recruiter on LinkedIn after applying? If you're actively looking for a job, it makes sense to message a recruiter after applying through the mentioned job portal. If not, then it's okay to get in touch without submitting an application.


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