We all know LinkedIn is the #1 professional social networking site in the world with over 590 million members and 11 million job listings. LinkedIn is the best place to seek your next dream job. So in this post we are going to give you some tips and tactics to use LinkedIn more effectively. I have divided this post into two main categories one is General tips the other one is special tips when you are actively searching jobs.let’s move into the post,
Your profile Matters: Keep it complete and up-to-date
Your profile is the place where you showcase your skills and talents. So make sure to update it. By keeping your profile up-to-date you are allowing the 260 million monthly active users to find about your latest skills it will definitely give you a huge opportunity.
What can you do in your profile
Add a professional looking picture: by adding a professional picture you will have 12 times more potential chance to viewed your profile. And make sure to include your notable skills. [wp_ad_camp_1]
Build your Network
Try to build strong network it will definitely help you. You can use that network to get more endorsement and recommendations about your skills and also it will help you to get more introductions and more job opportunities. More network=More opportunities
Get recommendations and endorsements
By getting a valuable recommendation from the persons who have work with you and related to your industry that will highlight you more and it is a good sign you are a valuable person. recruiters and hiring managers, like to choose valuable candidates.
Share valuable content related to your skills
You can share your achievements, videos, photos, presentation or documents that will demonstrate your skills.by doing that you are converting your profile into a portfolio.
Connect and follow the companies you are interested
Use LinkedIn to search your favorite companies and make sure you follow them. Keep engaging with them. This will enable you to study about that company and now the latest trends and open positions.
Be active on LinkedIn
Make sure you are active on LinkedIn post something regularly this could be a blog post or your update. Posting valuable content makes you more noticeable
Join LinkedIn Professional Groups
Try to identify related groups in your industry and position. Go to LinkedIn groups and join with them, share your tips and content, ask questions, reply to the questions, ad valuable content. [wp_ad_camp_2]
By doing this you are getting more noticeable and you can create more connection remember more connection mean more opportunities
Get a referral from someone inside the company
When you applying for a job, get a referral from someone who works inside the company. 55% of recruiters say they focus more attention on the referrals so guest what when you get a referral inside the company? You are getting more chances to hear from recruiters. Let’s say you don’t have a direct connection then what? find a shared connection.
Focus on the Career Interests section
When you hunting jobs make sure to focus career interest section in your LinkedIn profile. Let them know you are open to a new job.
When you using LinkedIn to send messages DO NOT use auto-generated greetings. always try to send personalized messages. This will make you unique among others and they feel something special about you.
You have to find a way
If you want something you have to figure out a way to reach it. Like that if you don’t have a direct connection or shared connection try to find them in a group. touch with and then add to your connection or write an interesting personalized message.
LinkedIn has an option called Job alerts when you search a company or position you like you can just turn on job alerts you can set this daily, weekly. Etc. by enabling this feature you all get notified and you have a more chance to apply to the job before anyone.
Follow the pages of your interested companies
By doing this you’ll be notified about updates and jobs. So you have a more chance to reach your dream job
Focus on Skills section
Focus the skills section in your profile, add more relevant skills to that. According to recruiters they said skills are so important! So don’t miss!
Make sure others can reach you
Remember to include your email or contact information in your profile. Why LinkedIn limits it’s messaging feature called InMails so if have include the contact information you will get more chances. [wp_ad_camp_1]
Remember LinkedIn is the professionals “ social” network so be socialized. Like, comment share your interesting post but always remember to act as professional.
Be Careful about your other social networks
Sometimes when recruiters interested in you they may search you another social media like” Facebook” so when you actively looking jobs make sure to manage your other social networks correctly.
Hope these tips will help you to find your Next dream job on LinkedIn. Wish you all the very best.