Yes, ladies and gentlemen. On LinkedIn you can find a job!
We always say that LinkedIn is much more than a job portal and we value this professional social network in terms of its ability to network and share knowledge. In short, we think of LinkedIn as a platform for professional growth.
In this article we are going to focus on the possibilities we have of finding a job on LinkedIn and how to do it to be successful.
On the one hand, we must be proactive and, in that sense, consolidate our professional profile and manage our network of contacts, and on the other hand, we must be reactive and be alert to the vacancies that are published on the platform itself.
Your perfect profile
If you are going to “move” through LinkedIn, you have to put all your efforts into having an excellent professional profile, in fact the word would be stellar, which is how LinkedIn refers to profiles that are complete and of high quality.
You have to think that your profile is going to be many times “your cover letter”, the first thing that others will see of you. Take your time and even consider asking for support to work on your particular LinkedIn profile and your personal brand implicit in it.
Complete all sections!
- Headline that catches.
- Accessible contact information.
- About that “tells” about you.
- Comprehensive training and experience.
- Skills and validations using the keywords of your profile and / or sector.
- Recommendations… the most important of your profile!
- Achievements that differentiate you.
Search for jobs and activate alerts
So far we have seen how to prepare your profile and have it “ready” but you cannot stay with that and wait sitting down for the offers to rain on you.
As you know, on LinkedIn you can look for job offers in the Jobs section at the top of the page. You can search by position, keyword or company and mark the location.
In addition to searching, you can also create job alerts thanks to which you will receive notifications of jobs that are published and that respond to certain keywords and location. In this way, “you will not miss any” and you will be one of the first people to apply.
And don’t forget to have a good resume prepared for your inscriptions to offers!
It is becoming more and more common for you to be asked to attach a resume. Bet on a visual and differentiating one … do it yourself or take advantage of the infinite possibilities that downloadable resume templates give you
Activate the “Open to work” function in your profile
The #opentowork seal is one of the latest news on LinkedIn, along with the stories and the “My company” tab. It is about reflecting in your profile picture that you are looking for work or open to being “hunted” for possible offers.
However, this is not the only way to indicate that you are looking for work, so if you want to find out more about this question, here we explain how to indicate on Linkedin that you are looking for work.
Build your network of valuable contacts and interact
But what about the offers that do not get published? Or … How to make our resume prioritize in those offers where there are a lot of people?
The answer is the netwoking.
We have to build a network of valuable contacts and interact with them. In other words, trying to “not be just another profile” and being oneself, differentiating ourselves, establishing ourselves as references even… thus, when there is a need, we will have asserted ourselves before. They will count on us!
- Let’s personalize the invitations.
- We respond to the invitations that come to us.
- Let’s comment on others’ posts.
- Thank you for commenting on our posts.
- Let us share content of interest and ALWAYS professional content.
- Let’s participate in groups and online events.
Research the companies that interest you and follow them
In the job search process it is good to take a professional balance: think about your goals and what will make you approach them.
One of the things you can do is start from your last job and related positions, as well as the last sector in which you have worked and related sectors. Why? The hypothesis would be that supposedly you will have more options to find a job similar to the one or those you have held and, in the same way, your application will be better considered in companies in similar sectors or related to those you know. Your “target sector” we could say.
Taking into account your “target sector”, you will be able to specify companies in this sector, that is, your “target companies” and search for them on LinkedIn and be updated regarding their publications, news and job offers.
“Following” certain companies allows you to stay up-to-date not only in terms of them but also in terms of the sector and the job market in general. In addition, there will be occasions when you can interact with this company through publications, connect and have key contacts of the same in your network and you will also be one of the first people to know if they publish a vacancy that may interest you.
LinkedIn has become the professional social network and one of the star options is the possibility of professional growth, specifically through job search or change.
This change can occur due to explicit factors such as published job offers, but it can also occur in a more implicit way, as something more natural, through the contact you can establish with people or companies that when the time comes, they will be able to count on you before they with another person.
Searching for employment on LinkedIn goes beyond applying for an offer. It’s about doing a long-distance race, leaving a mark and working on your personal brand, contributing and participating… Are you going to train to get on the podium?
Curriculum y trabajo team