LinkedIn for Job Seekers & Professionals
With over 460 million users worldwide, LinkedIn is the world’s biggest professional social network.
It is rapidly becoming employers’ first port of call to find new employees, and for professionals to highlight their expertise, make new connections, and look for fresh career opportunities.
CV and LinkedIn profile writing – why does my profile matter?
Your LinkedIn profile will be among the first search results whenever someone Googles your name. You should be in control of your online presence as this is a gateway to everything you want professional contacts to know about you on the web.
Many people put together their LinkedIn profile with no real thought as to the impact the content can have on their future career. Any old photo will do, there’s no real detail in the summary or experience, or none at all, inappropriate skills are listed, there are spelling and grammatical errors…. I have seen it all! First impressions count.
People spend a lot of time and care on compiling their CV to present to new employers. Your LinkedIn profile is your online CV and the same should apply here. It should be thorough, accurate and constantly updated.
What are the benefits of having a professional LinkedIn profile?
An insightful, compelling and powerful profile will immediately engage the reader and will encourage them to read on.
Key skills and specialities are highlighted using keyword-optimised rich text so employers and recruiters will easily find you.
A unique profile will make you stand out as the expert in your field.
I am committed to ensuring that you are 100% satisfied with your LinkedIn profile.
of recruiters use LinkedIn to find candidates
of recruiters have hired through LinkedIn
HOW EASY ARE YOU TO FIND AMONGST ALL THOSE LINKEDIN PROFILES?
Recruiters use specific search terms and network connections to narrow the number of prospects. We can help draft your profile so that it includes the relevant keywords to get you noticed.
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But don’t just take our word for it, here’s what people say about us…
Geoff KempSpecialist IT Project Management, G Kemp Ltd
I was recomended Links2Leads service by a friend who had used the service to update her profile. My need was slightly greater as I had been employed by the same Company for 18 years and didn’t really have any profile to speak of. After an initial discussion I decided to opt for the “full writing service” as my understanding of how to actually write the profile was very limited and I didn’t want to limit any opportunity out there.
From the outset the service was excellent, I had an initial lengthy consultation of what I was trying to achieve with the profile which then led onto a detailed discussion about previous history etc. I wrote some pieces, but mostly it was written for me. The end result being a complete profile explaining in great detail my capabilities and work history, which incidentally can be downloaded into a formal CV, which I used to secure my current position of which I am now into by 2 weeks.
I am absolutely convinced that without the CV drawn down from the page I would not be in the position I am today.
The service and turnaround timescales has been superb, I would not hesitate to recommend Rachel and her team. Thank You
Emma CadmanOperations & Development Coordinator, Rebmark
Generally as a newbie to the world of LinkedIn I never really knew how to make the most out of my profile...until we had a training session with Rachel. Rachel was knowledgeable, patient and explained the best way to promote the work we do at Rebmark and our own personalities through our profiles. Thank you for all your help Rachel.
David EatonDirector, SME Strategies
Rachel has in-depth knowledge and experience of LinkedIn which she shares with a passion to her clients. Rachel is able to see the bigger business picture and so help tailor LinkedIn to the particular needs of a business. I first went on a training session with Rachel which was great, then bought an individual session with her which was amazing. Rachel has now helped me tailor my use of LinkedIn to meet my specific objectives for three different businesses/ventures with which I am involved.
Rachel has also been very generous in helping with a charity project which is using LinkedIn and other social media. I recommend her wholeheartedly.
Terry DockleyTerry Dockley & Co Limited
Following my attendance at one of Rachel's engrossing training days on the use of LinkedIn, I asked her to re-write my LinkedIn Profile, and I am very pleased with the result. It took my Profile from an "intermediate" ranking to an "all star" and I have high hopes of seeing many more leads through LinkedIn as a result of this exercise. Thank you Rachel.
Professor Vlatka HlupicCEO, The Management Shift Consulting Ltd
Rachel has a broad range of skills related to social media marketing and business development. Her assistance with my social media activities has been very valuable. I highly recommend Rachel.
Paul O’CallaghanBarrister, Clerksroom
I really enjoyed chatting with Rachel about my linkedin profile and I found her advice to be extremely helpful and thorough. Highly recommended and she made me think about social media in a completely different way!
Paul McCluskeyUK Head of Professional Practices at Lloyds Bank
With the increased focus on having an effective social media presence I was acutely aware of the shortcoming of my national team. Rachel agreed to present to my specialist legal sector team and brought to life the practical do's and don'ts relating to LinkedIn. Feedback from the team spoke highly about the presentation style, the content and importantly increased understanding which they could all apply to their daily lives. It is fair to say Rachel made an immediate impact and I have no hesitation in recommending Rachel as the go to expert for LinkedIn.
Melissa GaleVoluntary Radio Presenter Marlowfm
Rachel recently joined me on Marlowfm to talk about her business Links2leads. She is a truly wonderful, professional and very personable lady who is passionate about helping clients to fully understand LinkedIn - maximising it’s usage, increasing connections, brand presence and overall enhancing business operations.
John SizerThe Public Access Clerk
Having attended a one of Rachel’s work shop’s recently I came away with a much better understanding of how LinkedIn works and how to utilise it in the best way possible. Rachel has a very relaxed but professional style which made it easier to learn about as well as equip me with the necessary skills to use it with confidence. I would thoroughly recommend you attend one of Rachel’s courses if you want to get the best out of LinkedIn.
Andrew SmithManaging Director - Auricas Ltd
Melanie LuteijnTraining, HR & Career Development Consultant at Go Further Goals
The one to one training with Rachel was excellent. As a result I have tailored my LinkedIn profile and adopted a proactive approach regarding identifying and developing my connections. This has resulted in positive benefits for my business. Thank you Rachel!
Steve RobinsonHI-MACS® General Manager James Latham PLC
Clare BinghamOperations Director at FMI Group, Brand Engagement Agency
Rachel came recommended via a colleague as a LinkedIn specialist. From our initial introductions to completion of project Rachel was very professional, offered best advice at all stages and delivered work on time and to budget. I would have no hesitation in recommending Rachel for LinkedIn consultancy and copy writing.
George HamiltonInquisitive Communications Consultant | Copywriter | Marketer | Journalist
I attended one of Rachel's workshops recently and can recommend her services.
The session was structured well and enabled us all to improve our profiles in real-time. Rachel's expertise was also evident from the Q and A, and she spoke eloquently on LinkedIn etiquette as well as more technical issues.
Paul FoggWebsite Solutions I Web Developers
I recently attended a LinkedIn course run by Rachel. She was really informative and professional. I came away with a host of things I could apply to my use of LinkedIn from the profile to looking at how to use the platform as a more productive business tool.
Marianne PreeceDirector at The Children's House (Hampshire) Ltd
Having attended one of Rachel's workshops I now look at LinkedIn with different eyes. I try to be more human, less tentative and generally I am much more confident and focused using the site as a whole. As a result I am more aware of what's happening in my sector. Thank you Rachel.
Sharon BowlerIndependent Consultant at ARBONNE INTERNATIONAL
I highly recommend Rachel for any training on LinkedIn. She is professional, clear and easy to understand and a lovely person. I will definitely sign up for another of her workshops. Thank you.
Lynn DowdingPerformance & Strengths Coach, Helping people to unleash their natural talents
Rachel is a professional, focused and committed lady who has found a niche where she can play to her strengths. Her advice and counsel about LinkedIn and how it can benefit your business is well-researched and highly reliable. Rachel's approach is friendly and always helpful.
Vivienne SmithRegional Director at The Athena Network
Rachel ran an excellent training for my networking group today. She remained calm under trying circumstances (technical difficulties and connection problems at the venue) and taught us lots of clever tips and tricks, which I will immediately be putting into action! Thank you Rachel!
Clare JohnsonOperations Manager at Windsor on Ice
Fantastic relaxed LinkedIn Training Session run by Rachel, couldn’t recommend it enough for beginners like me.After the morning learning all the basics of setting up my profile correctly and how to connect and search for more useful connections, I now feel confident to use this to benefit our business. Highly professional through out. Thanks Rachel
Debbie AtkinsWomen in Business Networking, Personal Trainer and Nordic Walking Instructor
Rachel's transition from the legal profession to a LinkedIn Expert is seamless. I have experienced Rachel's LinkedIn training as a 121 session and within a group environment - both are excellent as is when she has given presentations at networking events. Rachel has great depth to her knowledge of LinkedIn and applies this to your business so that you gain the maximum benefit from her training.
Rachel is a great networker and I am proud that she is a member of The Reading Athena Network and is not only helping myself but so many of The Athena Network members not just in the Reading area - thank you Rachel for your support.
Penny CampbellMary Kay Beauty Consultant, Helping women to get a better lifestyle, income and future financial security
After a consultation with Rachel, I understood how LinkedIn can really help me build my business. She has a real in depth knowledge of how to build your profile so that you can attract the right partners and clients. With something as personal as building your profile Rachel really took the time to understand my business and nothing was too much trouble. I definitely recommend having a meeting with her to find out what she can do for your business.
Julie MarsdenHR, Employment Law, Learning & Development solutions to SME’s and large Corporates in the UK & Internationally
I asked Rachel to give me a 1-2-1 orientation sessions on Linkedin, its functionality, recruitment options and just generally improving my knowledge. Rachel is excellent at taking you through one step at a time, ensuring you learn as you go and is always taking your training needs into account. The session was informative, fun and Rachel articulates extremely well how it all works and she is also very patient, which helped me enormously. I would highly recommend Rachel to any business or professional person wanting to get more out of their Linkedin activity.
Linda HuckleDeveloping and Inspiring People and Businesses to Grow and Succeed
Rachel has a pragmatic approach to her training, and had clearly done her research before I arrived for my session. She made some very sensible suggestions about how to change my profile to become more business focussed and less of an online CV. I implemented some of these during the training session and came away with a list of actions, which I’m gradually working my way through. As a trainer myself, I particularly liked Rachel’s style of working and appreciated her practical and constructive suggestions. I would definitely recommend Rachel to anyone who wants to learn how to make the most of LinkedIn for their business.