How to use LinkedIn to find a job

Linkedin.com is the most popular business networking website. Here are some how to’s to use LinkedIn to help you find a job:

Make sure that your profile is complete. Post a photograph, fill out your bio completely, include your work experience and education. Make sure everything is complete. If you don’t understand how to do this or need help in completing your LinkedIn profile and information, hire a social media manager or an online writer who will know how to effectively do this for you. Your profile is an extension of your resume; an extension of YOU.

Get recommendations from people you know. Your fellow classmates, colleagues, previous employers, and more can offer the recommendations that will help tell the world about you and the work that you do and/or have done. They can also give much insight to you as a person, your character, personality, work ethics, and more.

Connect and network with people in your particular industry. Get to know them. Pay attention to what they do and what they are posting. Comment and respond.

Search for jobs in the “JOBS” category at LinkedIn.

Pay attention to the job postings that are posted frequently throughout the day.

Let others know that you’re looking for work and give them the details of what you can do and what you’re looking for.

Read people’s profiles and connect with those who have the jobs that you’re looking for. Stick with first and second degrees only. (At LinkedIn, you’re connected to people according to degrees. If you’ve worked with or went to school with someone, you’ll be their first degree connection. If you’re connected to someone because of a mutual colleague or past school mate, that is a second degree connection and so on.)

There are lots of ways to use LinkedIn to help you find a job. These are just a few tips. Please check back as more will be posted. Happy job hunting!

 

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About Stephane Manos

Stephane Manos has developed several online companies. While working as an online entrepreneur, he fell in love with the sales aspect and recruited some of the best clients and affiliates the companies have ever had. The fun, he found was in building the connections and relationships. One of Stephane's top qualities is being able to motivate. He found a passion in motivating others which in return motivated him. Happy colleagues and clients would send word-of-mouth referrals and increase traffic to his online businesses. Teamwork is something that Stephane promotes. The focus is not on self or individuals but in working as a team to reach the same goals. It is his role as a leader to lead the team by example. Currently, his interest is in real estate investments and financial investments. He is now looking into emerging markets such as the Middle East. He also believes some of the better deals can be found in certain parts of the United States. Many distressed buyers are looking to liquidate. Developing new online businesses, purchasing commercial and residential real estate, and developing rentals has led him to travel around the world. Stephane Manos contributes a portion of his time and earnings to charitable associations and philanthropic groups. His charities are: -Children's Telethon -AHEPA brotherhood and Shriners -REVIVRE Bipolar Support Assocation
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