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With LinkedIn being such a strong influence in the online world, being the biggest professional network, it has become even more essential for individuals to have a LinkedIn profile, with the vital step of keeping it relevant, professional and as up to date as possible.
So is it relevant for a Contractor to have a LinkedIn profile?
The answer to this is definitely “yes”. A large amount of employers and agencies search LinkedIn to fill their positions. To be in with a good chance of winning a contract or securing a job, you need to be in it to win it!
You can indicate that you’re actively seeking contract work and mention when your current contract expires which will enable a recruiter to understand your availability.
Here are 5 top tips for contractors using LinkedIn• The most vital step is that your profile is kept up to date. Employers can search via keywords and if you have missed something off your profile that would be relevant to that position, you may overlooked. Add in all your positions as they come and go, as well as any volunteer work or temporary positions that you have had so that all your experience can be seen by anyone that is looking.
So if you’re a contractor wondering whether LinkedIn is for you, don’t hesitate in setting up a profile or re-kindling an old one. LinkedIn is by far a great place for professionals to find their next career move.