Pouring over job advertisements in the classifieds is a thing of the past. As with just about everything else, job searches happen online. But how can you improve your chances of landing a job? Here are a few handy tips on using LinkedIn to land a job faster.
1) For starters complete your professional profile. If you want a job, you can’t afford to be lazy in looking for one. LinkedIn functions much like a search engine and when it detects profiles with blank fields, it leaves them out of the search results. 2) Make yourself available. LinkedIn is a good business tool, so make yourself easy to contact. Configure your settings so that you are able to receive invites from people who view your profile.
3) Network and be active. The more contacts you have the more easily you will be discovered. Don’t sit waiting for invites to come to you, send invites to friends, ex-colleagues, relatives, everybody you know. 4) Work your network. Use your network to pick up valuable information about your dream employers. Conducting a company search will indicate to you what the company’s hiring position is and will help you decide if you stand a chance of getting a job in the businesses you’re targeting.