It is a cliché to say that this is the jet age now. As more people moves rapidly from offline to online, the chances of getting a dream job stiffens. The days are fading away that companies recruit by collecting hard copy resumes. As a job seeker if you are still seeking for your dream job using the hard copy method, then you need to step up. Get a LinkedIn Account. It will save you a lot of disappointments.
HERE ARE TIPS OF LINKEDIN JOB HUNT
LOG IN OR REGISTER ON LINKEDIN
As a job seeker if you are not on LinkedIn then you don’t know what you are missing. Register now, just like any other social media it is free. As a job seeker you can go for the free account but if you have the cash then upgrade to premium. Make sure you complete your profile totally. Nothing should be left out, education profile, employment profile, contact details and so on. Connect with as many people as possible. Connect with people who are recruiters, HR professionals (known or unknown) because most of them post job vacancies on LinkedIn regularly.
USE A PROFESSIONAL PHOTO
LinkedIn is not Facebook or Twitter, so you might want to keep it official and professional. In order for recruiters to take you serious endeavour to use a professional photo as your profile picture. The picture says a lot about you to recruiters. Avoid using the picture of your dog, cat, kids, family or yourself with any of the previously mentioned. Let it be yours only and professionally done also, clear picture that can win the heart of any recruiter.
MAKE EVERY WORD COUNT
Your LinkedIn profile is your online resume, make sure you make every word count. Develop the art of crafting words. Write a fantastic summary of your career in a way that will appeal to the readers. As a fresher you don’t have to state that you are jobless, you will be reeking desperation. Be tactful when with your words. Recruiters or HR professionals will check your profile to draw their conclusion to know whether to call you or not. Do add your professional skills to your profile. This is a trending search with recruiters today. Stand out with relevant and unique skills on your profile.
JOIN GROUPS OF YOUR PAIRS
LinkedIn is a professional social media site. It connects people in the same profession or industry together. Join a group in your area of specialization and participate actively in discussions. You can even start your own discussion to show your knowledge and skills. Try to make it a work related or mind bogging discussion topic. As you continue this regularly, you would get noticed by the “who is who” in your industry. Chances of getting hired are very high if you abide with the advice.
NETWORK LIKE CRAZY
As I mentioned earlier, LinkedIn is a large platform where professionals meet. That is why it is very important for you to network with a lot of people. The more people in your network the better your chances of getting connected to recruiters, employers or business owners who are seeking talents to hire.
FOLLOW SELECTED COMPANIES IN YOUR INDUSTRY
If you have any company in mind that you feel you want to work with, just follow them on LinkedIn. You will definitely get updates about any job vacancy from the company as time goes by. You will also see people in your connection who work with those companies.
INCLUDE WEBSITES OR BLOGS
If you run a blog or have written some articles, try to provide a link to those articles in your profile so that recruiters can click to have a look at your work.
For you to carve a niche for yourself in your industry on LinkedIn you have to post often on LinkedIn Pulse. This will make you popular and sought after by HR managers and recruiters.
CHECK UPDATES REGULARLY
Make it a duty to regularly check update feeds on LinkedIn. Once you log in, you will see people’s updates from people in your connection or people in the connection of your friends. Most of the time recruiters and HR executives post job vacancy on LinkedIn.
SAY THE TRUTH ON LINKEDIN
Because it is important to have a compelling career story does not give you the liberty to tell lies. Please tell the truth because it is counter-productive.
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