Omna Search: LinkedIn Etiquette
Having been in recruiting for over 10 years it’s safe to say I’ve spent a lot of time on LinkedIn and in recent years I’ve seen more and more people have started to treat LinkedIn as if it was just another social media platform; newsflash, it’s not. While I, and anyone else for that matter, can’t tell you what to/not to post I will say it’s always good to tread carefully when you decide to mix your professional profile with your personal.
If you’re someone who is usually interested in hearing about exciting and unique opportunities, then here are a few tips we recommend when it comes to setting up your LinkedIn profile:
Keep It Professional; this isn’t Instagram and Facebook. Your kids and partner are lovely, we’re sure but, it’s important to post professional content and build professional relationships, as you would in a physical setting.
Highlight the Experience That Matters; no need to list every single internship/club that you’ve been a part since undergrad. While colleges love to see that, potential employers and recruiters usually don’t. It could lead to someone reading your profile incorrectly and thinking you’re too job hoppy (trust me it happens more than you think!)
Connect with Recruiters; even if you have no plans to leave your company for the next X amount of years it’s always good to connect with recruiters, have them in your network for when the time is right, especially in this job market.
Don’t Connect w/a Hiring Manager Where You’re Interviewing; while there is nothing inherently wrong in doing this, I’ve seen that HM’s get thrown off by this and often feels like putting the cart before the horse.
Have a Great Intro Profile Summary; here is a great way to showcase who you are, what your professional brand is all about. Make it more than just a repeat of your experience and actually share on how you think you can help a company succeed. Also, if you’re going to get someone to professionally write it for you, don’t have it read in 3rd person.
There’s definitely plenty of more guidelines on what is/isn’t acceptable on LinkedIn and if you’ve found any that have been particularly helpful feel free to share them with us. Sometimes the most obvious things are the most overlooked.
If you’re interested in any of these roles (AND if you fit the profile indicated), shoot us an email and our team will tell you more/get you into the process if there’s a fit. You can also find a full list of opportunities on our Omna job board.
Strategic Finance Manager @ Hedley & Bennett, VC-Backed Culinary Startup | 1 - 3 years in Inv. Banking, PE or strategic finance
Strategy & Special Projects Manager @ Hedley & Bennett, E-Commerce Culinary Startup | 1-3 years in management consulting, investment banking, or high-growth tech
Chief of Staff to CEO @ Copper, A-List Talent Advisory & Investment Firm | 3+ YOE; either or, a combination of, management consulting, investment banking, and/or relevant industry experience
BizOps / Chief of Staff @ Point72, a global asset management firm | 4-10 YoE in startup / tech + consulting / banking
Biz Ops Associate @ Contentful, Series F B2B SaaS Platform | 1-3 years in management consulting
Head of Ops & Enablement @ Cherry, Series B FinTech Startup | 6+ YOE, with operations and enablement experience at a high growth startup / tech co
Chief of Staff @ WithMe, a Seed-Stage Hardware as a Service | 3-7 YoE in consulting + startup
Technical Product Manager @ Scratch, a Series C VetTech Platform | 1-5 YoE technical product management experience
Business Intelligence Analyst @ TRM Labs, Series B blockchain intelligence platform | 2+ YOE; management consulting or other relevant industry experience
Until next time,
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