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5 Best Ways To Use LinkedIn To Get The Job Of Your Dreams

Social networking websites have become the beating heart of internet. Even today if you removed all the social networking websites, internet would become quite a useless place for the world. Why is social media so strong? It is because social media brings everyone on this planet on the same platform. It does not matter if you own the biggest company in the world or are an individual looking for his/her first job. Social media opens doors for everyone to interact and while individuals use it to discover new things, businesses use it for branding and marketing.

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There are different types of social networking websites each with its own value. Facebook is the biggest giant but if you ask what it offers to professionals the answer might not be very pleasing. On the other hand, LinkedIn is the biggest and most amazing social networking platform designed specifically for professionals from all the industries of the world. It allows professionals from any corner of the world and any industry to connect with each other. It really is the place that can get you your dream job. Here are 5 ways to use your LinkedIn to find your dream job:

1. Create A Complete Professional Profile

As mentioned over and over, LinkedIn is not a place to have fun only. This is a place suited perfectly for professionals from various industries. When you create a profile here you can't make do with funny and witty remarks in each box. You have to fill every box professionally because your profile is going to become the basis of your connection and interaction with various professionals on LinkedIn. You mention your skills, talents, achievements and all the things about you on your profile so employers could take notice of you. According to the statistics on LinkedIn, you could increase your chances of getting hired through LinkedIn by many times if you just mention in your profile what job you were doing recently and on what position.
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As mentioned over and over, LinkedIn is not a place to have fun only. This is a place suited perfectly for professionals from various industries. When you create a profile here you can't make do with funny and witty remarks in each box. You have to fill every box professionally because your profile is going to become the basis of your connection and interaction with various professionals on LinkedIn. You mention your skills, talents, achievements and all the things about you on your profile so employers could take notice of you.

According to the statistics on LinkedIn, you could increase your chances of getting hired through LinkedIn by many times if you just mention in your profile what job you were doing recently and on what position.

2. Making Use of LinkedIn Search

The search function on LinkedIn is no ordinary search function. First, you have to know that billions and billions of searches were performed on LinkedIn just last year. What do you think those searches were performed for? Of course, these searches include employees looking for employers and employers looking for employees. When you search something on LinkedIn you find not only the people but groups, jobs etc. related to that search query. People are always looking for jobs on online job boards without realizing how they could search for amazing opportunities on LinkedIn for free.

When searching you can always describe a complete criterion based on job industry, type of job, connections, years of experience etc. This way you get on your screen the jobs that are most suited for you.

3. Endorsements and Recommendations

All the options you find on LinkedIn are professional options directed at facilitating employers and employees around the world discover each other. Endorsements work for you to highlight your particular skills whereas recommendations are the most important things for any profile on LinkedIn. Recommendations are the comments you get from people who you have had the chance to work with. What they have to say about you can add big weight to your profile. Their words can make a big difference if they are someone that industry recognizes.It is important that you describe to people who you want the recommendations from as to what you want the recommendation on. For example, you could ask your previous employer about recommendation on some particular project you worked on if you think that recommendation would matter the most in getting you the next job.
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All the options you find on LinkedIn are professional options directed at facilitating employers and employees around the world discover each other. Endorsements work for you to highlight your particular skills whereas recommendations are the most important things for any profile on LinkedIn. Recommendations are the comments you get from people who you have had the chance to work with. What they have to say about you can add big weight to your profile. Their words can make a big difference if they are someone that industry recognizes.

It is important that you describe to people who you want the recommendations from as to what you want the recommendation on. For example, you could ask your previous employer about recommendation on some particular project you worked on if you think that recommendation would matter the most in getting you the next job.

4. Be Active in Groups

LinkedIn groups are probably the best places in the world for people looking for jobs. People make groups and circles on Facebook and Google + only to discuss current affairs and other entertaining stuff. However, LinkedIn groups take things a step further by letting you get in touch with people who have the same interests as you. In these groups you can share stuff, comment on other people's stuff and ask them questions for short interactions. The content you share on these groups has to be professional yet attractive and engaging.

You are not bound to share some specific type of content. If you recently watched an animated video that you think is a great video for any working individual to watch, you can share that on groups too. Make sure you comment on stuff that other people share too because then they will be interested in commenting on your stuff. If you are someone who always has something interesting to share, you could start your own group and invite people who you think will be great additions to the group.

5. Create A Network

Stay in touch with people as much as you can because this is going to help you big time on LinkedIn. On LinkedIn you get job recommendations, ways to apply for jobs and even people through which you can get to a job easily. According to Dennis Koutoudis, Certified Social Media Professional and founder of linkedSuperPowers, one great feature on LinkedIn is that when you are looking for a particular job, you can also see other jobs that people who were looking for the same job browsed. Now, in order to take advantage of such a feature you will have to have a big network of great people. You do this by keeping in touch with these people. Always make sure to talk to them politely and whenever you can. For example, you could send a personal message to someone you recently met at a conference. Tell them you enjoyed talking to them and give them your regards for their future plans and projects. Just a simple message like this will be enough to make a foundation of a great relationship. If not today, you might see the same person helping you get the job of your dreams on LinkedIn just because you had messaged them so politely in the past.
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Stay in touch with people as much as you can because this is going to help you big time on LinkedIn. On LinkedIn you get job recommendations, ways to apply for jobs and even people through which you can get to a job easily. According to Dennis Koutoudis, Certified Social Media Professional and founder of linkedSuperPowers, one great feature on LinkedIn is that when you are looking for a particular job, you can also see other jobs that people who were looking for the same job browsed. Now, in order to take advantage of such a feature you will have to have a big network of great people.

You do this by keeping in touch with these people. Always make sure to talk to them politely and whenever you can. For example, you could send a personal message to someone you recently met at a conference. Tell them you enjoyed talking to them and give them your regards for their future plans and projects. Just a simple message like this will be enough to make a foundation of a great relationship. If not today, you might see the same person helping you get the job of your dreams on LinkedIn just because you had messaged them so politely in the past.

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