Knowing how to use the Internet and social media sites to search for jobs can be tricky. LinkedIn is one site than offers a large number of tools and resources to assist in your search by allowing recruiters to find you. By understanding the power of LinkedIn, you will be able to set your search into full swing.
Complete Your Profile. A more detailed profile is more useful to recruiters looking to find and contact you. Make sure your experience and skills are clearly defined and up-to-date.
Include a Picture. Make sure it’s professional! An example of a good picture would be a head shot with a solid background. A bad picture would be you in a bar with all your closest friends.
Fill in Your Contact Settings. These settings let recruiters know your availability, and the best way to reach you. You will also be able to let recruiters know what you are looking for by choosing from the following options: career opportunities, consulting offers, new ventures, job inquiries, and reference requests.
Use Keywords. Recruiters use keywords and phrases to search for candidates. By including keywords of prospective employers you will be found much easier. Find these keywords by looking at job descriptions for positions you are interested in. Examples are sales proficiency, strategic thinking, and strong communication abilities.
Get Recommendations. By having respected members of your network recommend your work and expertise, you will increase your credibility.
Utilize LinkedIn’s Features.LinkedIn Jobs has thousands of job opportunities listed by category. On LinkedIn Answers, you can show your knowledge on specific subject matters by helping out with others' problems and build your credibility. The JobsInsider Toolbar gets added to your web browser, and while you are on other sites looking at job listings, it will show you who on LinkedIn is a connection there. You can then reach out to those people for an introduction.
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