RecommendationsHaving recommendations from previous work that you have done is a great way to get noticed. How many of us ask our friends or trusted sources for recommendations when deciding where to eat? Or perhaps, buy a new TV? It works the same way with being noticed on LinkedIn. Having recommendations tells a hospitality recruiter that people trust your work enough to recommend it to others.
3. ActivityWhen a hotel recruiter looks at your profile, they want to know that you are an active participant on LinkedIn. Changing your status every few days is a great way to show anyone looking at your profile that you are there and actively trying to be noticed. An inactive profile can show a lack of interest and care, and can imply that you would show that same lack of interest in the workplace.
4. Trusted ConnectionsSimilar to recommendations, a hotel recruiter that sees you have trusted connections and that goes a long way in showing you off as a potential employee. Seeing a potential hire with several trusted connections tells the recruiter that this is a person that is professional and trustworthy and reliable and gives any recruiter a good feeling about seeking you for a position.
5. Portfolio SamplesAttaching samples of work that you have done is a great way to attract the eye of a hotel recruiter. It’s a chance to show off a little, and it gives a potential employer a good idea of what you are capable of, and what you can do for a hotel. You can also include your personal website and/or blog to increase your chances of being headhunted. It shows your personal taste and style, and gives recruiters an idea of what you are like, and where your interests lie.
The basic idea is that impressions matter! What does your LinkedIn profile really say about you? Are you highlighting the best parts of yourself and doing what you can to be noticed by the right people? Recruiters look for the people who would fit best into a certain company, and are less likely to take risks on someone who may be right for the job, but the LinkedIn profile doesn’t really give them that impression. So make your profile work for you!