Ways and Steps Linkedin can help you find a job

Ways and Steps Linkedin can help you find a job

Ways and Steps Linkedin can help you find a job

Most of us know that LinkedIn is a professional social networking site. But perhaps very few people know how to use LinkedIn successfully for finding a job. Therefore, it is worth spending a few minutes to go through this crisp and helpful article to know Ways and Steps Linkedin can help you find a job.

1. Join LinkedIn

Ways and Steps Linkedin can help you find a job3

Ways and Steps Linkedin can help you find a job3

2. Create your profile, making it as complete as possible

It is not just adding something or anything about you on the social media site. Invest efforts and time to make the profile as complete as possible. The best way to do it is like making your resume. Therefore, stick to the best standards of resume writing.

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Remember it is your profile will be the first thing seen by the on line recruiters, so give it your best.

The LinkedIn profile has many sections such as:

  • Background
  • Experience
  • Projects
  • Organisations
  • Honours & Awards
  • Education
  • Skills
  • Languages
  • Publications
  • Interests
  • Personal Details

In addition, you can also add:

  • Test Scores
  • Courses
  • Patents
  • Certifications
  • Volunteering & Causes

3. Get connected to other professionals

Start adding other individual professionals to your network whom you know on a professional basis. If you are new (or using the basic version) you can connect with only those people whom you know or who accept your invitation.

4. Solicit recommendations from members of your network.

It is all about showing off to the potential employer that you have certain skill sets and have earned the respect and appreciation of people in your circle. Therefore, work on soliciting the recommendations and endorsements who really know you they have the excellent online credentials themselves.

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5. Share updates

Like other social networks, LinkedIn also has the status update feature. Leverage it to your advantage by keeping your connections about your professional work, voluntary work, skills building or networking activities. This lets potential employers know that you are active and enjoy your work. Whereas this is a creative way in your job search, also showing your enthusiasm and commitment to your line work.

6. Join groups related to your career interests.

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As mentioned earlier, LinkedIn is a social networking site of the professionals. There are innumerable professional groups existing on it. For example if you are a banker professional then may find Groups like “Bank Jobs”, “Bank Professionals, “Jobs & Career in Bank”. In case you are finance professional then you may come across groups like “Accounting And Finance Professionals (AAFP)”, “Finance Club” and so on.

You will have to find a few groups which suit your need and purpose. Join them and actively participate on those groups’ discussions, be active on the forum discussions, post some useful information or article and also answer some questions if you think you have the right answer.

Add people you develop relationships with to your contact list.

Ways and Steps Linkedin can help you find a job

Ways and Steps Linkedin can help you find a job

7. Search the job listings on LinkedIn.

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LinkedIn has a dedicated jobs section where the Recruitment Consultants Employers post vacancies to find the ideal candidate. Click on the Jobs tab at the top of the homepage and you’ll be taken to a keyword search box as well as a list of suggested vacancies based on what your profile says.

Punch in right key words; refine the search by clicking or not clicking on the options to find the right jobs advertised on LinkedIn at that particular point of time. Being a beginner, spend a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the system and the options available to a job seeker.

Did you know that you can refine the job search by Location (Country, City, Postal Code), Company, Salary, Job Function, Industry, Experience Level etc.

After you find the job(s) of your choice, then study the Job Description thoroughly, if you meet with the requirements of the advertiser then apply online ( or on company’s website).

8. Follow the companies

You can also pick up a few companies of interest to follow on LinkedIn. These could be the companies you’d like to work for or which give good updates about the industry you are in. This will help you get the information about the expansion plans or business strategies about these companies. Keep yourself well informed and you will be benefited.

9. Include your LinkedIn profile link on your business card too

When you meet in real life, use the opportunity to give them your business card which has a link to your LinkedIn profile. This will help them to know about you in detail and you can also add them back in your connections – building up your network.

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To wrap up

It is worth knowing LinkedIn’s features better and that this social network as has a surprising number of tools to help you in your job search.

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