7 years ago
February 7, 2017

6 Tips to Get Found by a Sales Headhunter on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is one of the most popular and effective places to connect with a recruiter. Use these 6 Tips to Get Found by a Sales Headhunter on LinkedIn

Rhys Metler

If you are looking to make a career move or get noticed by a sales company or headhunter, then you need to be on LinkedIn. According to the Society For Human Resource Management, 84% of organizations use social media for recruiting, and 9% are planning on using it in the future when hiring.

Take advantage of all the features that are accessible to you and have a profile that stands out. It’s no secret that sales headhunters use LinkedIn as a way to identify potential candidates for roles they are looking to fill.

How to Get Found by Sales Headhunters on LinkedIn

Here are 6 tips to get found by a sales recruiter on LinkedIn:

1. Use Open Candidates

This is a relatively new LinkedIn feature that makes it easier for job seekers to connect with recruiters and hiring companies. It allows you to privately search for jobs without your current employer finding out, you can set preferences for the type of roles you want sales recruiters to contact you about, and it shows sales recruiters that you are open to new opportunities. Learn more about Open Candidates.

2. Join sales industry groups

Joining these groups is not only a good source of industry news and knowledge, it is a great way to network, meet new people, learn about job opportunities, and get your name out there. It also shows recruiters that you are an active member of the sales industry.

3. Use a professional headshot photo

First impressions matter, even on LinkedIn. Your photo is a first step to establishing credibility. Having a photo also ensures that your profile will get more views. It’s estimated that you’re 7 times more likely to have your profile viewed if you have a picture. Keep it professional and simple.

4. Keep your status updated

Updating your status on a regular basis will keep you in the newsfeed of your connections and any recruiters you have connected with on the platform.

5. Use the LinkedIn Publishing Platform

LinkedIn has a built-in publishing tool that allows you to write articles. Writing articles about sales related topics will help to increase your visibility, show that you know your stuff, and prove to sales recruiters that you are a candidate worth considering.

6. Have a detailed profile

This should go without saying, but if you are on the hunt for a new sales position, it’s important to have a 100% complete and up to date profile. Think of your LinkedIn profile as your online resume. Keep it current.

These tips will help you stand out in the crowd and get noticed by a sales recruiter.

SalesForce Search is a sales recruiting company which specializes in the recruitment and placement of sales professionals. We recruit sales people in every sector of the economy including, software, manufacturing, financial services and medical devices. Find the right sales person for your organization, start your search here.

Rhys Metler

Rhys is a tenacious, top performing Senior Sales Recruiter with 15+ years of focused experience in the Digital Media, Mobile, Software, Technology and B2B verticals. He has a successful track record of headhunting top performing sales candidates for some of the most exciting brands in North America. He is a Certified Recruitment Specialist (CRS) and has expert experience in prospecting new business, client retention/renewals and managing top performing sales and recruitment teams. Rhys enjoys spending quality time with his wife, son, and daughters, BBQing on a hot summer day and tropical vacations.