How To Get the Most Out of LinkedIn
What (and what not) to do on LinkedIn.
LinkedIn is one of the most valuable resources for job seekers, career changers, and anyone who is looking to grow their career. What you do on LinkedIn can boost your job search, but if you're not careful, it can also hinder it.
It's important to be careful about what you write and post and how you frame your experience, qualifications, and goals. It also is a very good idea to be aware of the features and tools that can optimize your experience on LinkedIn.
Review these tips for what to do (and what you shouldn't do) on LinkedIn to get the most out of it.
Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile
Most job seekers can use LinkedIn as a fast resource to build a personal brand and get hired. Taking the time to carefully write your headline and "about" section, customize your URL, make sure your employment history and education sections are current and reflect your most important qualifications, and expand your network are well worth the effort.
Here are 9 ways to update your LinkedIn profile so it makes the best impression.
Post an Open To Work Update
An Open To Work post on LinkedIn can be an invaluable job-seeking tool—if you use it the right way. If you don't, it could make your job search even more challenging.
Here’s how to brainstorm, write, and promote your open to work post for maximum (positive) effect, with examples.
Let a Company Know That You're Interested
LinkedIn has launched a new feature to help job seekers quickly and easily connect with a company. You can use the "I’m interested" button to express interest in working for a company without having to apply for a specific role. You can find this feature on the company’s About tab on a company's page.
Review these tips for letting a company know that you're interested in current (and future) opportunities.
Avoid LinkedIn Scams
Job scammers are clever. They know that you’re more likely to trust job listings, private messages, and emails that appear to originate from trusted sources. But although venerable sites like LinkedIn go to great lengths to weed out frauds, job scammers still slip through the cracks.
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