Jobs Tips: The primary question while updating your LinkedIn Profile during your unemployment days is what to mention in current position and headline sections of your profile. It is important to have a positive impression on whosoever happens to read your profile even if you are unemployed. Equally important is to stay honest about everything you want to write about yourself. Hence, the choice of writing your profile headline and current position should be carefully selected.
‘Open to opportunities’ is the phrase suggested by professional people which you may include in your profile during your unemployment days.
Update your LinkedIn Status in Real time
If you have recently left a job and now you are looking for a new one then you may update the status field in your LinkedIn Profile telling the same. Some examples are; “David is looking for a challenging position in accounts and finance, do you know someone who needs staff in finance?”. Or “Mary is looking for a marketing job. Let her know of any good opportunities you know of”. In this way, a simple status update informs all of your LinkedIn connections about your unemployment and you might get instant help on that.
Keep your LinkedIn profile updated all the time and there are always chances that someone in your network knows someone who is hiring people matching your professional profile.
Examples for your LinkedIn Headline
Your Headline is the first thing the reader of your profile comes across. Some Headline examples are mentioned below to give you a clearer view of what to include in your profile while you are jobless.
• Looking for Work in Sales
• Experienced Finance Professional looking for New Opportunity
• Marketing Expert Exploring New Options
• Fresh Graduate Looking for Work
• Pharmaceutical Representative Seeking Work
• Administrative Assistant Needs a Job
Examples for your LinkedIn Current Position
Similarly, mentioning your Current Position on LinkedIn is equally important. There is a specific place for writing your Current Position. Writing your Current Position at an inappropriate place may end up showing your company’s name as “Looking for Work” or “Open to Job Offers” etc.
Some examples on Current Position are as follows:
• Looking for Opportunities at Unemployed
• Open to Offers at Seeking New Job
• Freelance Developer at Self-employed
• Financial Consultant at Self-employed
• Sales Professional at Job Hunting
• Executive Secretary at Unemployed
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