LinkedIn can get you the job you have always wanted – learn how!

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With over fifty million members in over 200 countries, LinkedIn is one of the most popular professional social networking websites. Job seekers and employers are largely making use of LinkedIn as the key starting point to find the perfect job or the perfect employee respectively.


Being the largest professional networking website, LinkedIn not only provides you with job numerous job listings, but also gives you the opportunity to build connections with organizations of your interest.


It’s time for you to get on board and empower yourself with this indispensible job hunting tool. Check out the best ways to use this medium and land a rewarding job that suits your profile:


01. Spread the word: for starters, create a profile that is on interest to potential employers. Highlight your strengths to add value to your marketability. After this you must tell people about your availability. The more people know about your job search, chances to acquire the job are faster. Let your network know about your current job status through the option of “Status Update”
02. Get recommended: Another great way to find a job is to get recommendations from your colleagues, past employers or your professors. A strong recommendation can do wonders with regard to highlighting your strengths and showing you as a good employee.
  1. Connect with people you share a similar background with: Find companies on LinkedIn that employ people with an educational background or work experience like yours. This can be done through an advanced search for people in your field. For instance, if you’re a game developer in California, you can search profiles in your area’s zip code using keywords with your skills to see which companies employ people similar to your background.
04. Keep a regular check on companies that are hiring or have hired: Companies that operate in your field of interest should be regular checked to find out if there are any current vacancies. By keeping a continous check, you will be able to apply quickly should a position is available. Another way to strengthen your network is to check out the ‘New Hires’ section which includes people who have recently joined. You can build connections with them to find out which one of their skills might have attracted the employers.
05. Connect with the HR personnel: One of the best ways is to build a connection with the HR managers of various organizations which interest you. A connection can be made through a common friend. You can also use the LinkedIn search results to find someone inside the company who can get your resume to the manager for consideration.
06. Build your network irrespective of your current job status: Having a strong set of connections will always be beneficial in the form of job security. It’s important to continuously build your network to be aware of current happenings in the career market.


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