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How to Get Started On LinkedIn as a Job Seeker

on September 18, 2023 in ABR Blog, Career and Job Search Tips

 

LinkedIn is a powerful tool for job seekers, but it can also be intimidating if you don’t know how to use it effectively. In this blog post, we will share some tips on how to create a professional and attractive profile, build your network, and find relevant opportunities on LinkedIn.

1. Create a Professional and Attractive Profile

Your profile is your online resume, so make sure it showcases your skills, achievements, and personality. Use a clear and friendly photo, write a catchy headline that summarizes your value proposition, and fill out the summary section with your career goals and highlights. Add relevant keywords to your skills and endorsements section, and request recommendations from your previous employers or colleagues.

2. Build Your Network.

Your network is your key to finding opportunities on LinkedIn, so don’t be shy to connect with people you know or want to know. Start with your existing contacts, such as friends, family, classmates, alumni, and former coworkers. Then, expand your network by joining groups related to your industry or interests, following companies or influencers you admire, and reaching out to people who work in your target roles or organizations. Be polite and personal when sending connection requests or messages, and always offer value or help before asking for anything.

3. Find Relevant Opportunities

LinkedIn is a great place to discover and apply for jobs that match your skills and preferences. You can use the search function to filter jobs by keywords, location, industry, function, experience level, and more. You can also set up job alerts to get notified of new postings that fit your criteria. When you find a job that interests you, don’t just click the apply button. Instead, research the company and the hiring manager, tailor your resume and cover letter to the specific role, and leverage your network to get referrals or introductions.

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