As a job candidate, you have a new stylish friend, and their name is LinkedIn. This new friend of yours not only knows a lot of people that you might want to meet but also has the capability to make sure that you’re seen by that same bunch of well over 135 million business professionals who might just want to hire you. This friend is further than willing to help you find that next great job occasion, but like utmost of your musketeers that turned out to be great musketeers, the relationship needs an investment of time and trouble to make it work well.
They are the places to spend your time and sweat on LinkedIn to help you land that next grand occasion.
1. Get Connected to over 250 1st position people
Connections are the gasoline in the tank that makes the machine work on LinkedIn for numerous reasons. If you’re intruding around as a job candidate at 20- 50 connections, you’re doing just that raiding around. Get serious; you know 250 people that are on LinkedIn that you know and trust. Go out and get them connected to you.
2. Join 50 LinkedIn Groups
If connections are the gasoline in the tank, also Groups are the oil painting that lubricates the machine. This is the place where you can find new connections, follow people, shoot dispatches, engage in exchanges, be set up, and get exposed to people of analogous diligence, interests, backgrounds, or geographic region.
3. Post a diurnal Status Update
A status update from you to your expansive network of connections( over 250, of course) about commodities of interest to you and to some of them will get you the kind of daily exposure one needs when in a job search. However, at least for the moment, remind them that you’re still out there and still looking for that next great occasion that they may have just heard about. If your smiling face and name( along with the information you’re participating in) appear in their status update feed, you’ll come” top of mind.”
4. share in 3 Group conversations a week
The whole group may be harkening, and this could be quite a large followership( numerous groups have over 000 members). This is why you want to not only make yourself known but show them just how smart you are, for some of the same reasons bandied above in status updates. In addition to, your gained exposure to a group of people( perhaps indeed in your assiduity or specialty, depending on your purpose for being in that group) that you aren’t connected to at the 1st degree, at least not yet. Be strategic about the groups you share in since you do not have the time to be involved in all 50.
5. Search and Save Job quests
The LinkedIn Jobs tab at the top of your toolbar has lots of specific job bulletins that are directly posted on LinkedIn, but it also accesses other outside job boards when you do a hunt. Your advanced job hunt can be filtered by not only title, keywords, geographic region, and other criteria. You have the capability to save up to 10 specific job quests on the free account, and LinkedIn will shoot you a dispatch notifying you of the job that meets your criteria, either daily, daily, or yearly. This is like having your own virtual adjunct who24/7 aesthetics for the jobs you have detailed would be right in your wheelhouse.
6. Download LinkedIn JobsInsider Toolbar
This tool, when downloaded to your computer, will tell you all the inside connections( people you know who know people) that you have at the company that you’re interested in transferring an operation to from any external job spots like Career Builders, Monster, etc.
7. Follow the Companies you’re interested in working for
Great way to fairly stalk and get information from the companies you’re interested in working for. You’ll get notified of people coming and going, along with changes to the company profile and also company status updates. Believe it or not, I’ve heard of companies looking through their followers and chancing their future new hires right from that list. You more be on it.
8. Search for people you know at the companies you apply to
Advanced people searching will help you get a sense of not only who’s at the company but if you know someone who knows someone at the company. Wouldn’t it be nice if you have a 1st position connection who knows someone who works in the HR department, you’ll find that out after you complete this type of people search.
9. Optimize your profile for the keywords in your Headline, Chops & Job Titles
Keywords are what your unborn employer or babe are using to find the suitable seeker, and you have to know which keywords describe your most important attributes, skill, etc. The three profile sections that you have to make sure that your most important keywords are dropped into are Headline, Job Experience- Titles, Specialties, and Chops. If you can also include them in the rest of your profile( Summary & Job Experience details) as you’re telling your experience and credibility story throughout your profile, it’ll help you rank advanced in a hunt.
10. Spend at least one hour a day on LinkedIn
Like the utmost other effects in life, you get what you put into it, and LinkedIn is no exception. Using LinkedIn constantly during your job hunt could yield that relationship that will affect your future great job, but it’ll also set you up for a continuance habit that will help you succeed in that job as well. We all have come to know and accept that our” Network is our Net worth.”
Sounds like a lot to do, I know, but you have a good friend that’s going to work just as hard as you’re to help you land that next great job occasion.
Wayne Breitbarth was formerly an unbeliever and now is an open exponent of LinkedIn,” LinkedIn Guru” Wayne Breitbarth is passionate about helping business professionals– from entry position to CEO– learn how to combine their former experience and connections with this innovative tool in order to more successfully brand and request themselves and their businesses.