Top Tips to help you get a job on Linkedin – Part 1
Part Two: How to Take Action
In last week’s blog we talked about the importance of laying a solid foundation with your LinkedIn Profile. Part two is all about being social and taking action.
You need to be ‘social’ on social media to get it really working for you and adopt an active approach versus passively waiting for opportunities to fall in your lap. A good profile works for you 24/7 but to take it to the next level you need to be ready to do your research and invest in some online networking.
Now what? Your profile and visibility are up to scratch, so now it’s time to build your network. If you’re a job seeker, you ideally need to have 500+ people in your network.
12. Connect with recruiters (agencies and corporate). It goes without saying that if you’re a PA/EA you should connect with Joss Search.
13. Build a target list of companies. Do your research. Find recruiters in those companies and connect with them. Look for opportunities to like and comment on their posts.
14. Follow your top 10 companies. This will help you to stay in the know about company news and new positions as they become available.
15. Follow line managers and engage with their posts. Scroll down their profile and look at their activity and engage there too. After you have engaged with them, you can reach out and send them a personalised connection request.
16. Explore LinkedIn Groups and ask for help. Did you know that you can message 15 people for free in one month?
17. Learn how to use ‘search’. Search for people, content, companies and groups. When it comes to people, apply filters such as location, industry and go to ‘Title Field’ to get more specific and click Apply.
18. Create a ‘search alert’ on the top right. Save and ask for weekly alerts, anyone new that meets that criteria will then show up. Likewise, you can use the job board in the top menu bar and create alerts. This blog is about being a bit creative and not relying solely on the job board. Please don’t just apply for a job and sit passively waiting to be contacted. You need to polish your profile so that you attract recruiters and likewise go searching too. This is your future!
19. Ask for introductions and tap into your 1st and 2nd degree network. You are usually only one person away from your next opportunity. Be brave!
20. It may also be worth downloading a file of your existing connections. How to Export/Download LinkedIn Contacts
Click the 'Me' dropdown menu in the upper right-hand side of your LinkedIn navigation bar
Click 'Settings & Privacy. ...
Click the 'Privacy' tab
Scroll down to 'Download your data' which is under the 'How LinkedIn uses your data' section
Click 'Download your data
It’s worth noting that of the 706+ million members on LinkedIn only 1% of members are actively posting and only 9% are engaging. 90% of all LinkedIn members are lurking. By posting, connecting and creating content and you will start to attract attention. Stay optimistic, build your online presence, refresh old connections and be open to opportunities! Please let us know which tips resonated with you and what you are going to do?