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You are on Linkedin, right? Being active on this platform and knowing how to optimize your linkedin profile can be a KEY factor in your job search success rate. We’re here to help you make sure you’re using all of the benefits Linkedin has to offer, so you can land that new job asap.

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finding a job on Linkedin

job hunting

You are on Linkedin, right? Being active on this platform and knowing how to optimize your linkedin profile can be a KEY factor in your job search success rate. We’re here to help you make sure you’re using all of the benefits Linkedin has to offer, so you can land that new job asap.

Pretty much everyone is on Linkedin — according to a US news report, about 95% of employers use this platform to vet and find talent. That’s why you’re definitely going to want to be active on Linkedin when looking for job opportunities!

 

Since many hiring managers will be checking out your Linkedin profile as a part of the recruitment process, you’ll want to take advantage of this by making a good first impression.

 

You can use your Linkedin profile to:

 

  • Build your personal brand
  • Talk about your successes
  • Showcase how you’ve learned from failure
  • Share your interests
  • Highlight your past & present 
  • Share your future goals

 

There are a few different sections on your profile where you can share updates to the millions of active users on Linkedin.

 

  • Experience
  • Accomplishments
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Education
  • + more!

 

You can use Linkedin to start promoting yourself through engaging with companies, recruiters, peers, etc. Every like, comment, share & post can help you stand out and has the potential to increase your visibility and chance of being actively recruited.

 

Here’s how you can best use Linkedin for your job search:

    • Find jobs with Linkedin: there’s a pretty comprehensive job search tool available to you on Linkedin. Thousands and thousands of jobs listed on the platform every day, and you can use filters to narrow down your search to find relevant roles.
  • Network & make connections: Linkedin is a great place to interact with people you know (& people you want to know!). Check out our Networking 101 lesson for more specific tips on how to build connections that’ll aid your job search.
  • Interact with posts you’re interested in: you can get active on Linkedin asap by sharing content, commenting on relevant posts, and engage with others on the platform. This can help you build a following and stand out even more to recruiters & future employers.
  • Get new skills via Linkedin learning: there are tons of courses & mini-lessons available on Linkedin to help you brush up your skills in a variety of areas. Once you complete a course or lesson, you’ll be able to showcase this achievement on your profile.

 

There are tons of ways to start using Linkedin to get a leg up in the job hunt, but you’re going to want to make sure your profile is optimized.

 

What’s that mean? 

 

  • You want to set your profile up to make a positive impact on a hiring manager when they land on your profile.
  • You can set up your profile to increase your “finability” when others are looking to fill roles. 

 

Here’s how to make sure your profile is “optimized” and set up for success:

 

  • Profile photo: make sure your profile photo is high quality. It doesn’t have to be overly professional, but you’ll want to make sure it matches the vibe of the type of roles you’re looking for.
  • Cover photo: you’ll want an impactful cover photo on your profile since it’s often the first thing people will see when they visit your profile.
  • About section: you’ll want to get creative and share your story, past experiences, and possibly what you’re looking for in this section. Take a look at a few successful people’s profiles for some inspo.
  • Experience section: think of this section a bit like a resume. You’ll want to add any relevant experience you have here with a short description or bullet points describing what this experience entailed.
  • Assessments, skills, certifications: remember Linkedin learning? You can add those assessments here. You can also add any other relevant skills or certifications you have!
  • Recommendations: give and get these! Your recommendations section can be a great way to stand out and show potential employers what they need to know about you. Ask relevant people in your network to write you a recommendation (and then return the favor!)

what's in this lesson?

You are on Linkedin, right? Being active on this platform and knowing how to optimize your linkedin profile can be a KEY factor in your job search success rate. We’re here to help you make sure you’re using all of the benefits Linkedin has to offer, so you can land that new job asap.

Transcript

Pretty much everyone is on Linkedin — according to a US news report, about 95% of employers use this platform to vet and find talent. That’s why you’re definitely going to want to be active on Linkedin when looking for job opportunities!

 

Since many hiring managers will be checking out your Linkedin profile as a part of the recruitment process, you’ll want to take advantage of this by making a good first impression.

 

You can use your Linkedin profile to:

 

  • Build your personal brand
  • Talk about your successes
  • Showcase how you’ve learned from failure
  • Share your interests
  • Highlight your past & present 
  • Share your future goals

 

There are a few different sections on your profile where you can share updates to the millions of active users on Linkedin.

 

  • Experience
  • Accomplishments
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Education
  • + more!

 

You can use Linkedin to start promoting yourself through engaging with companies, recruiters, peers, etc. Every like, comment, share & post can help you stand out and has the potential to increase your visibility and chance of being actively recruited.

 

Here’s how you can best use Linkedin for your job search:

    • Find jobs with Linkedin: there’s a pretty comprehensive job search tool available to you on Linkedin. Thousands and thousands of jobs listed on the platform every day, and you can use filters to narrow down your search to find relevant roles.
  • Network & make connections: Linkedin is a great place to interact with people you know (& people you want to know!). Check out our Networking 101 lesson for more specific tips on how to build connections that’ll aid your job search.
  • Interact with posts you’re interested in: you can get active on Linkedin asap by sharing content, commenting on relevant posts, and engage with others on the platform. This can help you build a following and stand out even more to recruiters & future employers.
  • Get new skills via Linkedin learning: there are tons of courses & mini-lessons available on Linkedin to help you brush up your skills in a variety of areas. Once you complete a course or lesson, you’ll be able to showcase this achievement on your profile.

 

There are tons of ways to start using Linkedin to get a leg up in the job hunt, but you’re going to want to make sure your profile is optimized.

 

What’s that mean? 

 

  • You want to set your profile up to make a positive impact on a hiring manager when they land on your profile.
  • You can set up your profile to increase your “finability” when others are looking to fill roles. 

 

Here’s how to make sure your profile is “optimized” and set up for success:

 

  • Profile photo: make sure your profile photo is high quality. It doesn’t have to be overly professional, but you’ll want to make sure it matches the vibe of the type of roles you’re looking for.
  • Cover photo: you’ll want an impactful cover photo on your profile since it’s often the first thing people will see when they visit your profile.
  • About section: you’ll want to get creative and share your story, past experiences, and possibly what you’re looking for in this section. Take a look at a few successful people’s profiles for some inspo.
  • Experience section: think of this section a bit like a resume. You’ll want to add any relevant experience you have here with a short description or bullet points describing what this experience entailed.
  • Assessments, skills, certifications: remember Linkedin learning? You can add those assessments here. You can also add any other relevant skills or certifications you have!
  • Recommendations: give and get these! Your recommendations section can be a great way to stand out and show potential employers what they need to know about you. Ask relevant people in your network to write you a recommendation (and then return the favor!)

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