10 Tips for finding your perfect job fast with LinkedIn

Here are our 10 best tips for using LinkedIn successfully.

1

OPTIMISE YOUR PROFILE

What kind of job do you want? Whatever you are seeking, make sure you put keywords in your profile. Think about it…how does a hiring manager search for candidates? He puts in the job title he is looking for into the search box. So make sure you have your desired job title in many places on your profile so you come up high in LinkedIn searches.

3

COMPLETE YOUR PROFILE 100%

By completing your profile, you are 40 times more likely to come up in LinkedIn searches. Besides that, it shows that you are taking LinkedIn and your job search seriously.

5

USE YOUR SUMMARY TO CREATE AN AD FOR YOU

Your summary section in your profile is a great place to tell employers what you can do for them. Be sure to spell out all the benefits you bring to the workplace. How can you will save them money? Make them more efficient? Don’t be shy; tell them the benefit of hiring you.

7

SUPPORT YOUR PROFILE WITH RECOMMENDATIONS

Get lots of great recommendations on your profile from first level connections you have worked with.

9

WRITE TO HIRING MANAGERS

Do you see someone on LinkedIn you would like to work for? Write to them and ask for 10 minutes on the phone so you can show why you would be a great employee. That could lead to an in-person interview!

2

USE A PROFESSIONAL PHOTO

I’ve worked with many candidates looking for jobs who have a casual photo on their profile. LinkedIn is a professional networking site and you want to look your best.

4

GROW YOUR NETWORK

Add everyone you know to your LinkedIn network. You never know when someone is going to have a helpful person in their network whom you would never meet unless you connected with them. Build your network and grow your influence.

6

ASK FOR WHAT YOU WANT

The summary is also a great place to spell out what and where you would like to work. Nobody can read your mind.

8

NETWORK IN GROUPS

You can join 50 groups on LinkedIn and I suggest you max that number out. Be strategic in your choices. Join 50 industry groups in the field you want to work so you can network with potential hiring managers.

10

REACH OUT TO RECRUITERS

The head-hunters are out in droves on LinkedIn. Why wait till they find you? Write to them and ask if you can speak to them about your expertise and find out about the searches they are working on.

1

OPTIMISE YOUR PROFILE

What kind of job do you want? Whatever you are seeking, make sure you put keywords in your profile. Think about it…how does a hiring manager search for candidates? He puts in the job title he is looking for into the search box. So make sure you have your desired job title in many places on your profile so you come up high in LinkedIn searches.

2

USE A PROFESSIONAL PHOTO

I’ve worked with many candidates looking for jobs who have a casual photo on their profile. LinkedIn is a professional networking site and you want to look your best.

3

COMPLETE YOUR PROFILE 100%

By completing your profile, you are 40 times more likely to come up in LinkedIn searches. Besides that, it shows that you are taking LinkedIn and your job search seriously.

4

GROW YOUR NETWORK

Add everyone you know to your LinkedIn network. You never know when someone is going to have a helpful person in their network whom you would never meet unless you connected with them. Build your network and grow your influence.

5

USE YOUR SUMMARY TO CREATE AN AD FOR YOU

Your summary section in your profile is a great place to tell employers what you can do for them. Be sure to spell out all the benefits you bring to the workplace. How can you will save them money? Make them more efficient? Don’t be shy; tell them the benefit of hiring you.

6

ASK FOR WHAT YOU WANT

The summary is also a great place to spell out what and where you would like to work. Nobody can read your mind.

7

SUPPORT YOUR PROFILE WITH RECOMMENDATIONS

Get lots of great recommendations on your profile from first level connections you have worked with.

8

NETWORK IN GROUPS

You can join 50 groups on LinkedIn and I suggest you max that number out. Be strategic in your choices. Join 50 industry groups in the field you want to work so you can network with potential hiring managers.

9

WRITE TO HIRING MANAGERS

Do you see someone on LinkedIn you would like to work for? Write to them and ask for 10 minutes on the phone so you can show why you would be a great employee. That could lead to an in-person interview!

10

REACH OUT TO RECRUITERS

The head-hunters are out in droves on LinkedIn. Why wait till they find you? Write to them and ask if you can speak to them about your expertise and find out about the searches they are working on.