If you want to find a job, LinkedIn is the go-to social network where you can network, build relationships, and trawl its vibrant job board. The largest brand-name companies and recruiters regularly post jobs on LinkedIn. They will find you if you don’t find them first.
A Primer for Your Job Search
LinkedIn really works. Major national companies identified two of my friends through a key word search. My friends weren’t even looking but they accepted the better-paying, more important jobs. But you won’t be found if your Profile isn’t up-to-date. And not including a photo is sure to be a turn-off.
A friend who is in transition belongs to a support group of other high-powered corporate executives. She asked me to speak to them about how to most effectively use LinkedIn to source opportunities.
Like the other major social media networks, LinkedIn keeps adding new features, refining existing ones and dropping others. For example, LinkedIn has a smart-phone app, that will send you push notifications when relevant jobs go live and the power to apply on your phone with your LinkedIn Profile.
I had already developed a presentation about job hunting on LinkedIn, my primary social network, and even I was surprised at the number of changes in the past two years, which I incorporated into this updated version. So if you are in the job market, or a friend of yours is, you should find this presentation helpful. Good luck in landing your ideal job!