09 July 2013

Landing the Job you Love on Linkedin

Landing the Job you Love on Linkedin by www.maxginez3.com
I've been using Linkedin for quite some time, updating my Professional profile. What's good about it is that Microsoft, Ebay, Netflix, and Target used LinkedIn to recruit candidates for employment. 

According to Kay Luo, (former Director of Corporate Communications at LinkedIn), says that the main reason that companies are using LinkedIn is to find passive job candidates. Another reason why companies are using LinkedIn, is because referrals from their employees are highly valued because they typically have a higher success rate (hence the popular "employee referral bonuses"). LinkedIn helps companies leverage the networks of their employees.


However, finding a job on LinkedIn takes time and effort. The more active you are on LinkedIn, the better you can tell your story, establish your credibility, and develop your reputation. In other words, don’t create your profile and assume that the job offers will start pouring in. You need to be active, keep your eyes open for buzz about job opportunities, and search for job openings to apply for.

The unemployment rate in the United States last February nudged down to 7.7 percent (good news), but there are still 12 million Americans out of work (bad news). If you’re one of them, or know someone who is, I want to tell you about the new, useful ways the LinkedIn Jobs page lets you search for employment.

As you likely know, LinkedIn is the largest professional networking site. I’m a longtime fan, so I was eager to see whether its enhancements for job seekers were merely hype or truly helpful.

Here is an email format I used to received from LinkedIn to update me what industries are looking for;


LinkedIn
Jobs you may be interested in
Shell
Operations Manager, Credit Management
Shell
NCR - National Capital Region, Philippines
View Job
Accenture
Facility Operations Asst. Manager
Accenture
NCR - National Capital Region, Philippines
View Job
Google
Vendor Operations Manager, Consumer Operations
Google
Philippines
View Job
SuccessFactors
Customer Support Manager
SuccessFactors
NCR - National Capital Region, Philippines
View Job
Regus
Commercial Director Role - Philippines
Regus
NCR - National Capital Region, Philippines
View Job
AIG
Technical Architect - Java
AIG
NCR - National Capital Region, Philippines
View Job
Booking.com
Country Manager - Philippines
Booking.com
NCR - National Capital Region, Philippines
View Job
Hays
SAP EWM (Extended Warehouse Management)
Hays
Philippines
View Job
Xerox Services
JD Edwards Business Analyst!
Xerox Services
NCR - National Capital Region, Philippines
View Job
Smartmatic
Sales President, Philippines
Smartmatic
Philippines
View Job
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You can search the Jobs section of LinkedIn by keyword, company name, job title and location or use the Advanced Search option to search by more specific criteria. Take a few minutes to search LinkedIn and I'm sure you'll find lots of contacts from your current and prior employers, clients, vendors, and schools. All those contacts have the potential to help you grow your career or find a new job. In addition, it can be a good source of employment references, as well as reference checking.

How to Use LinkedIn to Find a Job

  • Create a Profile. Create a detailed profile on LinkedIn, including employment (current and past), education, industry, and websites. Here are tips for creating a profile on LinkedIn.
  • Consider a Photo. You can add a photo (a headshot is recommended or upload a larger photo and edit it) to your LinkedIn profile. Note that it must be a small photo - no larger than 80x80 pixels.
  • Keywords and Skills. Include all your resume keywords and skills in your profile, so your profile will be found.
  • Build Your Network. Connect with other members and build your network. The more connections you have, the more opportunities you have, with one caveat from Kay Luo, "Connect to people you know and trust or have a business relationship with, no need to go crazy and connect with everyone."
  • Get Recommendations. Recommendations from people you have worked with carry a lot of weight.
  • Search Jobs. Use the job search section to find job listings.
  • Stay Connected. Use LinkedIn Mobile (m.linkedin.com) to view profiles, invite new connections, and access to LinkedIn Answers from your phone.
Landing the Job you Love online with Linkedin by www.maxginez3.com
You need at least 50 connections for LinkedIn to be truly effective. Take advantage of the site’s search capabilities to locate people in your college alumni network as well as former co-workers, colleagues and friends. “Start with your low-hanging fruit and build out from there,” Williams says. Beef up your LinkedIn network. 

Don’t forget to share frequently by posting helpful articles, links and updates on LinkedIn. Your connections will appreciate it — and they’ll be more likely to refer you if they hear of a job opening at work.
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