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In all likelihood, whoever gives you your next job will look at your LinkedIn profile. It’s the first stop on any recruitment train, and it’s sure to show up in the search results when someone plugs your name into Google. A more dire way to think about that is: whoever doesn’t give you your next job will also have looked at your LinkedIn profile. What made them choose someone over you? Of course, it’s impossible to understand the inner workings of a company’s hiring decisions, but it is possible to sidestep silly, off-putting blunders that recruiters see all day, every day.
Here, we spoke with Anastasia Pshegodskaya, the director of talent acquisition at Remote, a global HR platform, about the most common mistakes she sees on LinkedIn profiles, and how to avoid them.