Tristan talks about a couple of different ways you can use LinkedIn to find a new job. There are numerous ways to search for roles on the platform – make sure you’re taking advantage of all the avenues LI offers to help you land that new gig you’re looking for.
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Tristan: What’s going on, Living Corporate? It’s Tristan, and I want to thank you for tapping back in with me as I provide some tips and advice for professionals. Today, let’s talk about a couple of different ways you can use Linkedin to find a new job.
Many of us started LinkedIn profiles, filled them out, and sort of left them to die. We know that we are supposed to have a profile and that they can supposedly help us land a job, but we don’t necessarily know how to locate the job opportunities that may be out there. So I want to discuss a few methods to help you throughout your search.
You may be aware that LinkedIn has a job board where companies can post new opportunities. Most of us just come and search for a job title, and that’s it. But what if I told you that you could filter your results by LinkedIn features. For example, you can use the filter on LinkedIn’s job board search to find jobs only in your network, meaning you will only see jobs where you have a LinkedIn connection. You can then reach out to your connections before applying to learn more about the job and even potentially ask for a referral since we know that can make you more likely to land an interview. You can also look at the alumni connections you have for any role posted on LinkedIn to reach out and do the same thing!
Instead of search for job titles, you can also search by skills. So maybe you know there’s a skill, function, or software that you’re really good at and want to do more of in your next job. You can search for that skill to see what jobs are available. So let’s say you’ve been in HR and you’ve gotten some experience with organizational development, but you want to get more. You can search for organizational development in the job board to see what type of roles may be available to do more of that. Or maybe you’re in accounting, and you became an expert on the Great Plains software. You can search for you that as well.
Did you know that you can search for remote roles on LinkedIn too? Instead of putting your city and state in the location portion of the search, type in remote. If you’re looking for remote opportunities based in your city, you can still search for the city and state, then click the “remote” filter in the options under the search bar. Just remember, this will show fewer results as we are narrowing it down by geographic location.
Lastly, don’t be afraid to search through hashtags like #jobs, #applytoday, #joinourteam, #hiringnow, and #nowhiring. You can also search for more specific hashtags like #accountingjobs, which would lead to more tailored opportunities.
The moral of the story here is that there are numerous ways to search for roles on LinkedIn. Make sure you’re taking advantage of all the avenues LinkedIn offers to help you land that new gig you’re looking for.
Thanks for tapping in with me today! Don’t forget; I’m now taking submissions from you all on career questions, issues, concerns, or advice you think may help others! So make sure to submit yours at bit.ly/tapintristan.
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