Make sure everyone knows you're looking for a job
Turn on “open to new opportunities” if you want to be contacted about new roles.
You can also add the #opentowork hashtag on LinkedIn, but remember that recruiters are focussed on looking for talent, not just people wanting a new opportunity, so don't forget to add some details about your target roles and your recent experience.
Invest in your brand and create authority
If you have something interesting to share, write a post, create a short video – show off your knowledge, experience and your achievements. This content is proof that you know what you're talking about, are engaged and investing in your own personal brand.
LinkedIn is also a social media platform that can help you build trust in your profile - ask colleagues for recommendations and endorse your contacts' own skills.
It's not enough to just say that you know how to do something, make sure you quantify your responsibilities with results and metrics as proof of your skill and hard work. If you're working in something less number-oriented, think about how you can show the difference you personally made to your company.
Think like a recruiter
Recruiters use LinkedIn like a search engine, so help us to locate you - list your skills, keywords and qualifications so you're easy to find.
In a similar vein, it's always worth updating your CV and LinkedIn profile at the same time, so if you send your CV for a certain role, make sure your LinkedIn profile matches.