We have been speaking to many candidates recently who are seriously looking at returning to the workforce but are feeling like a sleepy dormouse out of hibernation. One of the biggest changes for most is the world of the digital  professional profile.

The most important profile in our opinion is the one you should all have,  LinkedIn. Here is the good old Wikipedia definition for those that are unaware.

“LinkedIn allows members (both workers and employers) to create profiles and “connections” to each other in an online social network which may represent real-world professional relationships. Members can invite anyone (whether an existing member or not) to become a connection.”
It is also known as one of the largest recruitment tools for recruiters and potential employers, so if you are looking for work you need to join the party. Look at it as a digital CV, its very intuitive to use but make sure you complete your profile as fully as possible. Most importantly make sure you have a photo, (I can already hear mixed opinions rolling around your minds !) The photo is a part of the set up process, to leave it shows an incomplete profile. Do you want to come across as someone who doesn’t finish the job ? Also it will open the doors for “why no photo, whats wrong with them?” Choose wisely. I personally like to see a clean smiley head shot. Nobody photo bombing, or you taking a holiday selfie. You can arrange a head shot easily through professional photographer its really not as expensive as you might think. We work closely with several local photographers check out our partners page for more detail.
So go ahead and give it a go, start widening your network send your first link request to me Id be happy to connect.
Andrea

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