Of all the methods of social media, LinkedIn is the most obvious one for professionals who are looking for a job. You will need to use all of LinkedIn’s functions effectively in order to get the most of the network.
Ensure that you have a complete profile
It is essential that you complete all the fields in your profile accurately and ensure that everything is up to date. LinkedIn’s algorithms will promote profiles that are complete and make you more visible to recruiters and employers. Furthermore, it will make more jobs visible for you. There is an option on LinkedIn to say what you are looking for; make sure that you say you are looking for Career Opportunities.
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Using LinkedIn to get a job
There is an area in LinkedIn that is dedicated to jobs; you should look here first of all for jobs. There is a link on the home page of the site. This will take you to the job sections and here you should search for the keywords of interest. For example, here you can search for PA or Secretary.
Joining LinkedIn Groups
Careers are listed in groups; you should ensure that you join the relevant groups for your career type. There are also likely to be forums, so raise your profile and join in discussion. This will also show to people that you know your stuff. Ask questions on there as well, it cannot hurt to make your profile known to other people in the industry.
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These guidelines should assist your job search and you should not neglect them, when in a job. This is because you can be contacted about better jobs than your present role and it never hurts to widen your prospects.