I love linkedin. To me, it’s the #1 place to network and find jobs.
I’ve recently spoken about how applications via job boards aren’t effective.
The way to get a job today, is to network.
Linkedin is a great way to do that.
Here are some of my favourite methods to use LinkedIn to get a new job.
1. Be Social
LinkedIn is a social network. You’re supposed to be social.
Be liberal in hitting “Like” and commenting on posts by friends.
Don’t be afraid to be a little silly. If there’s an opportunity, drop a joke.
People enjoy working with likeable colleagues who have a sense of humour.
2. Have A Great Headline
Linkedin has a huge advantage over Facebook in that everything you post, comes with your profile headline.
This is a fantastic opportunity to brand yourself and push your agenda.
Ana Hoffman did a great job with her headline.
Make a headline that makes people want to click through into your profile.
If you’re looking for a new opportunity, don’t be afraid to place it as part of your Linkedin Headline.
2. Make Parts Of Your Profile Public
If you’ve got a great headline, members from outside your network, are going to click into your profile.
When they get there, give them something to read.
Head on over to your profile page, and click on Edit Your Public Profile.
You’ll now be able to see what your profile looks to non-connected member of the linkedin community.
I personally recommend making your entire profile public. What do you have to hide?
3. Be A Thought Leader
Post opinions. Not articles.
The most interesting people to read on linkedin are those with their own ideas.
Employers want to hire people who are independent thinkers.
Come up with your own ideas and post them on LinkedIn.
Use the LinkedIn community as a sounding board for refinement.
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4. Help Others Connect
Adam Rifkin is the best networker I’ve ever heard of in my life.
A few years ago, Fortune Magazine declared him the best networker in Silicon Valley.
Here’s his thoughts on how to network well.
It is better to give than to receive. Look for opportunities to do something for the other person, such as sharing knowledge or offering an introduction to someone that person might not know but would be interested in knowing. Do not be transactional about networking. Do not offer something because you want something in return. Instead, show a genuine interest in something you and the other person have in common.
LinkedIn is a great place to connect people together, like Adam.
Start making the lives of other people easier. Build your own good karma.
One day, when you’re least expecting it, someone will connect you with a great opportunity.
LinkedIn is more than just a social networking sites for professional. If you know how to work your way around this platform, you will surely find gems that will help you grow your career in no time.
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