January 21, 2017

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LinkedIn Tip of the Week: Our 3 top tips for job seekers

 

If you're looking for a new job, LinkedIn should be at the top of your list of priorities - but you probably already knew that.

Other than making sure that your profile is up-to-date and in pristine condition, you can do the following 3 things to maximise your chances of landing your next dream job:

1) Stay visible

Share relevant articles, like and comment on posts from your connections - and make sure you do a little bit every day, or at least every other day. Being overly active once in a while doesn't do much for your overall visibility.

Just remember to always slant you content towards your line of business.

2) It's not what you know...

It's who you know! The old cliche rings true for job seekers as well.

You need to constantly build your network to widen your potential audience. Remember, your reach goes as far as all your second level connections.

If you share a post on LinkedIn and some of your contacts interact with it, their contacts will see this. Your effective reach could be in the hundreds of thousands of people.

3) Become an authority in your field - and show it

You may be the best, say, business developer in the world but if you don't show and tell it, no-one will come knocking on your door and offer you a job.

Set aside a couple of hours every week to write a blog post about something within your area of expertise - and publish a link to your post on LinkedIn.

Better still, use LinkedIn's own platform for blogging. LinkedIn blog posts get exceptionally good visibility and engagement within the network itself.

 

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This blog post is part of our series of tips for LinkedIn in our newsletter "Tip of the week". Make sure you never miss a tip by signing up at the bottom of this page.

Thomas Sondergaard
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