Optimizing my profile helped with building my connections

“I was introduced to Maria through a mutual friend. My friend suggested I speak with her to help me with my LinkedIn profile in hopes of helping with my career search. Maria helped me in optimizing my profile, along with helping to review my resume. I worked with her to update my profile to highlight strongest skills and keywords. She didn’t just rewrite my profileĀ but worked with me through that back-and-forth conversations to make each section reflect my strong leadership skills. I then used some of the same verbiage and phrasing to update my resume; I wanted both my LinkedIn profile and resume to have the same feel and information. I would be negligent to mention that by optimizing my profile, I feel that it helped me with my (then active) job search. When I

I would be negligent to mention that by optimizing my profile, I feel that it helped me with my (then active) job search. When I started working with Maria, I had less than 250 connections. Maria’s suggested profile and keyword revisions, along with her connection-building tips, has allowed me to increase my connection from a few hundred to over 1,377 (as of 2/27/17). I was able to increase my LinkedIn connections three-fold within four to six weeks of working with Maria.

Optimizing my profile helped with building my connections and also with my career search. After implementing her suggestions, I began to receive additional interviews. Her suggestions also helped me be more aware of myself, which allowed me to sell who I am in my interviews. I have since accepted an upper management position in my field and began my new job in February 2017. I can credit Maria with helping me to have been offered this position. Thank you, Maria.”

John N. Spencer, CPRE
Certified Park & Recreation Executive. Recreation Division Head @ the City of Ocala, Florida