Tips to use LinkedIn to find a job
Job hunt is quiet a painful task if you restrict it to typical practices like online job boards, job fairs and through your network of close friends. Time has changed and so shall our approach towards finding a new job.
If you are looking forward at a job change the first and foremost thing that you should do is to list all available weapons for job hunt, from traditional job boards to LinkedIn connections. LinkedIn, with a user base of over 135 Million, is the most modern tool for finding job, but people usually tend to avoid it or doesn’t fully utilize it.
LinkedIn’s 135 million users are from over 140 industries, making it one of the biggest social network of working professional, most of them being adults, employed, and mature people, hence minimum nuisance. It is a viral sort of platform, where you can and should not only add people you know but also connect with others.
Here are some winning tips to use LinkedIn for a job search:
Tell your network – Let your network know that you are looking for a job change. Update it as your status so that everyone in your network knows about it, so the chances of getting that right call increase.
Get recommendation for your work - Get LinkedIn recommendations from your colleagues. Strong recommendations from your manager and colleagues show that you are / were a valued employee. People at higher levels of management can ask for recommendations from their subordinates, as it shows their leadership skills.
Matching profiles – Search where people with similar background are working. Find out companies that employ people like you by doing an advanced search.
Check if your prospective employee is hiring - Check if your dream company is hiring. Company pages on LinkedIn list people who have recently joined the company. You can connect with these people to enquire about how they made it to this company; else you can also analyze their profile to know what made the recruiter hire him/her.
Connect to the hiring manager – You finally got to see a job posting that perfectly matches your profile and interest you. The chances of converting it to a call can’t get better than if you have someone in the connections, that too not more than two degree away. This means that you know someone who knows the person who posted the job, get introduced to this connection.
Job requirements – Job listings might sometimes fail to list exact job requirements. Thus, if you know someone in the company you have the privilege of getting the real insight and requirements of the HR.
Find startups – Try a startup. Great startups are hard to find. You can make use of LinkedIn’s advanced search engine using “startup” or “stealth” in the keyword or company field. Narrowing your search by industry can be helpful too.
Build network – Though this comes last in the list, but it the most important of all. Build a network before you actually need it, as it all the game of networking. More elaborate is your network, more are the chances of ending up in your dream job. Don’t wait for the tough times to expand your network. So before the time runs out, make sure that you are 'in'!!
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