Often, much of my work day consists of looking at LinkedIn profiles, searching for skilled contractors.
Unfortunately, many profiles read the same way and I’m not able to find anything unique.
Same generic key words, same responsibilities repeated over and over.
One of the areas that I look at that helps show credibility and is a proven differentiator is your Recommendations section.
If there was one piece of advice I could give, please do everything you can to get recommendations from the managers that you have a relationship with at your current client before (or shortly after) you wrap up your project.
You may have to ask more than once, or a more favorable option is to give a recommendation, as there’s a good chance you’ll get one back in return.
We need your expertise, but unfortunately, you might be getting looked over by a recruiter or hiring manager as you’re not standing out to them.
Please keep getting recommendations top of mind as you transition off a project for better future visibility.