Many college graduates and current students will be pleasantly surprised to find out that LinkedIn created an upgraded profile to help them being noticed by employers while job-hunting. From now on there are specific sections for accomplishments so that recruiters could easily find employees for entry-level positions. If a young job-seeker has no recommendations or expertise in the field required he or she will stand out among thousands of other job hunters to attract an employer looking exactly for such a candidate.
Among accomplishments various awards, honors, test scores, projects etc. can be found. If a student has conducted a project in a related field, this should be included in this section. Honors and awards are no less interesting for a potential employer. If a student’s GPA is amazing or his test scores are high, an employer is likely to notice the student among other job hunters for entry level positions. All these accomplishments are advantages to a student’s candidacy.
It is also possible for students or recent graduates to point out their strongest qualities at the profile first. The revision to profiles by LinkedIn has been made due to the foreseen unemployment rate increase. The rates have jumped up to 12.1 percent in July 2011 compared to 7.1 percent in May and 3 percent in 2010.
2011 graduates have to compete with the unemployed 2010 graduates. Most of them have to earn living doing freelance jobs or temporary part-time work.