Hopefully you already saw my other post/videos on how to improve your profile. If you haven’t, please make sure you implement the advice before continuing on!
Here are the notes I covered in the video below. They discuss some great ways to use LinkedIn to find a job!
- Make sure you’re comfortable using LinkedIn search. Performing Boolean searches on LinkedIn. Searching LinkedIn, 300 best boolean strings
- Proactively target & reach-out to specific groups of people that can help you!
- Find head-hunters that help place people like you (mostly for people with 7+ Years’ experience)
- Don’t use filters like Industry, Size of company, Seniority
- Probably restrict this list to your country but not geo-market (they typically fill positions nationally)
- Once identified- Try and connect with as many as you can. Write them a personal message letting them know you’re looking and give them a brief background on your skills/talents (not too much because they’ll rely on your LinkedIn profile)
- Find Managers / HR people
- Use filters like: GEO/locations,Industry(Staffing & recruiting, Human Resources, your specific industry), Keywords, Title, Job Function (if available) , Seniority (if available), size of company (if available)
- Limit the search to the markets you want to work in
- Connect with as many as you can. Write the ones you know directly. See if you can have a “informational interview”
- Profile companies in the market you wish to work and see who has the most people with the job title you want. After you find the companies:
- See if you know anybody at that company! Contact them directly if you know any!
- Make sure you check your 2nd-level connections too! You can easily do this with the search
- Find people that work at that company and connect with them
- Reach out to the HR / Recruiters for that company and let them know you’re interested
- Look at the groups these people are in and see if you can join. (Then post regularly to that group)