I just reviewed 100+ LinkedIN profiles

You won’t believe what I learned

I just reviewed over a hundred LinkedIN profiles (yes, we’re hiring at OLX — I reviewed Go developer profiles in this case).

People love listicles (at least the non testy ones), so here’s one summing up my key take-aways from this experience. There’s just 4:

  1. People who write a “Summary” of themselves — you are a blessing. I care a lot about what drives you, what you’re looking for, etc. I have picked out some the candidates purely on what they wrote in their summary. No relevant experience, but the summary told me they have the right mindset.
  2. Pictures matter. People wearing tin foil hats, skiing, sitting at a swimming pool, mugshots, running over a finish line (I kid you not, I’ve seen all of these). Every time I have to wonder: WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO TELL ME!?
  3. If you list a skill, but have no reference to that skill anywhere in your summary, or in any job description — it may as well not be on your skill list.
  4. HOW CAN YOU BE A SENIOR DEVELOPER IF THAT’S THE ONLY JOB YOU EVER HAD!?

That’s all. Have a good weekend.