How to use LinkedIn to Your Full Advantage

Posted by Tech Connection on April 23, 2016

Let’s face it sometimes looking for a job and can be a long and tedious process. There are some ways you can use LinkedIn to get the attention of a company you are interested in. If you’re actively looking for a new job here are a few tips and tricks to get your profile noticed from a recruiter’s perspective.

  1. Write that you’re actively looking for new opportunities in your header.

    This is a quick and easy way to let a recruiter now that you are on the market. We only suggest using this as a tactic if your current employers knows you are actively looking for something new. Remember anyone, including your boss, can see your LinkedIn profile.
  2. Add your email to your public profile.

    This way employers and recruiters that are interested in you and your skills can reach out and directly contact you.
  3. Reach out to recruiters on Linkedin and tell them you’re on the market.

    "If you do not want your employer to know your looking for a job then you should consider reaching out to recruiters directly."
    Market yourself and put your profile at the forefront by making it easy for them to see your skill set and let them know what you are looking for in your next job opportunity.
  4. Message someone who works at your potential employer and ask to grab coffee to learn more about the employer before the interview.

    If you make sure to get information from a current employee, they may give you some beneficial insight on how to land the job.

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