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
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
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.