LinkedIn is the online version of walking into a conference or big networking event, according to my guest on this week’s episode of the Confident Communications podcast. Kristal Hicks is founder of JOBTALK, where she helps everyone from new college graduates to those looking to transition in their careers to optimize their LinkedIn profiles for success.

With LinkedIn, professionals can connect with others in their industry and even hunt for a job–under the radar. Krystal shares how to get the attention to recruiters and how to approach them yourself. Finding talent is a tight market for recruiters, which means that it’s a great market for anyone looking for a job.

In this episode, we talk about how mid- and late-career professionals can use LinkedIn to their advantage and what words you should use on your profile to make it pop. Krystal also shares three things you can do to optimize your profile quickly. Listen in and step up your own profile today.

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About Krystal Hicks

Krystal founded JOBTALK in 2018 after more than 10 years of working in the employment sector. She provides recruiting insight to students, educators, businesses and professionals so they can make course corrections in their processes and make a bigger difference in their job search or situation. You can follow her on LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook.

No matter what kind of business you’re in–whether you’re a corporate executive, business owner or aspiring communications expert–you need to be an effective communicator so you can be heard, seen and stay relevant. That’s why I’m launching the Confident Leader Network–where you can find monthly trainings about relevant social media platforms and information you need to know to become an effective communicator in the 21st century.

About Molly

Molly McPherson, M.S., APR, combines her knowledge of current communication practices with years of news and PR experience to help people become modern-age communicators in their industry and help to build crisis-proof businesses. From her work in the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the cruise line industry in Washington, D.C., Molly develops the right plans and messaging for clients to protect and build their reputations. Molly founded Confident Communications executive learning program and frequently speaks on crisis communications, public relations and social media.

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