Learning how to use LinkedIn and to network the right way will help your job search…promise!
Most jobs are filled through referrals and the ONLY way you can be a referred candidate is to network. Plus, having a good LinkedIn summary section will help you get found and leave the right impression.
This week’s articles will help you use LinkedIn and networking for job search!
How to Write a Dazzling LinkedIn Summary
by Meg Guiseppi | Executive Resume Brand
Struggling to write your summary on LinkedIn? Guiseppi provides lots of ideas in her post! She urges you to use your summary section to tell you career story. Here are just a couple of the questions she provides to get your creative juices going.
- What makes me passionate about the work I do, and the work I will do for future employers?
- What combination of strengths and skills do I have that no one else does?
You will also find tips to make your summary easy to read. These are just a few from her article:
- For visual appeal, include plenty of white space and short paragraphs.
- Add some pizzazz with special characters.
- Break down the information into sub-sections, with headers in all caps
There are many other excellent tips and advice in this article. Don’t ignore your summary. Implement some of her tips today!
This Is What Recruiters Look For On Your LinkedIn Profile
by Gwen Moran | Fast Company
If you understood how recruiters evaluate candidates based on what they find in a LinkedIn profile, I’m pretty sure you would fix some of these issues immediately! Many thanks to Donna Svei, AvidCareerist for originally sharing this (and congrats on being quoted!)
How to Build Your Network (When You Don’t Know Anyone)
by Sujan Patel | Inc.
Using the tips in this article, you’ll learn how to practice good networking- really building new relationships!
Using Your Network in a Job Search
by Jeff Shuey | Personal Branding Blog
More help for what to say and who to tap for help with your job search. Shuey provides some questions you can ask, such as:
- What’s happening in the industry?
- Who is hiring? (you may want to ask WHY they are hiring)
- What shifts are you seeing? (What are the implications?)
And don’t forget my this post with 50+ website you need for your job search.
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.