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How to use Linked in for you & your career

Some points you can explore to make LinkedIn more effective in your job search.

1. Complete your profile thoroughly.
• Include your picture
• List your education, past employers, professional affiliations, awards, and keywords related to
your jobs and activities.
• Contact past supervisors, peers and subordinates for recommendations. Also include
recommendations from customers, clients and colleagues
• Create a descriptive headline (under your name). This will help give a brief introduction about
yourself.

• Do share your contact details

2. Build your network.
• Add people who could hire you (hiring managers) or can help you find a job
(recruiters/executive search consultants).
• Your network should be strong to help your profile to be listed on top while recruiters are
looking for candidates.

3. Prepare for interviews using LinkedIn.
• Expand your research by reading about the people who will be interviewing you.
• Check for people with same work profile in the hiring company and prepare yourself for the
interview.

4. Join LinkedIn groups.
• Join groups which will help recruiters identify you easily.
• Contribute by asking questions, answering in queries, write in relevant articles, comment on
relevant articles, etc
• Larger groups allow for more potential contacts and like minded individuals

5. Search for jobs daily.
• LinkedIn’s job board functions like other job boards. You can apply or mail the hiring manager
directly.
• Write to Recruiters based on their job postings with your details

6. Identify target companies.
• You can identify companies by industry and geography to expand your network. You can add
potential contacts like hiring managers, senior resources to support you on your job search.




Shrey Sekhar                                                                               Page 1
                                                   Katz Consulting Club 2010
7. Create and Promote your blog / articles / website / polls / other social media networks.
• You can promote your work to the search engines by optimizing them on LinkedIn.

8. Final Tid-bits.

• Update your profile regularly. Every time you update your whole network will be notified and
you’ll get exposure.
• Include your social media links on your LinkedIn profile
• Include your LinkedIn profile link in your email signature to promote a single window.
• Participate in events.
• Update your status regularly.




Shrey Sekhar                                                                                  Page 2

				
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