Greendale Jobs Club - Top 7 reasons to use LinkedIn for Job Seekers
LinkedInTop 7 reasons to use it Greendale Jobs Club presents the top 7 reasons to use LinkedIn www.linkedin.com
LinkedInTop 7 reasons to use it Content Overview Free to use Searchable online CV Get endorsed and recommended by your colleagues Use it to research a company and it’s employees Network and target the right people in your industry Keep up to date within your sector Job searching
LinkedInTop 7 reasons to use it It’s Free A free LinkedIn profile lets you do the following: Build a large trusted professional network Request and provide recommendations Create a professional presence on the web Request up to 5 introductions at a time Search for and view profiles of other LinkedIn users Receive unlimited emails View 100 results per search Save up to 3 job searches and get weekly job alerts
LinkedInTop 7 reasons to use it Searchable online CVYour LinkedIn profile can be used as an online CV. The benefitsare: Employers can search and find you using keywords in your CV Frequent updates shows employers that you are active It increases your visibility on Google search results. A ‘Greendale Jobs Club’ goggle search shows our LinkedInpage as the 2nd result
LinkedIn Top 7 reasons to use itEndorsements and recommendations 4 times more likely to have your profile viewed if you have endorsements * Much like references, recommendations and endorsements increases your credibility * http://blog.linkedin.com/2013/03/06/1-billion-endorsements-given-on-linkedin-infographic/
LinkedInTop 7 reasons to use itCompany and people research Search people or companies Find who works for specific companies 1857 companies using LinkedIn in Dublin * 148,665 people using LinkedIn in Dublin 3392 Human Resource people using LinkedIn in Dublin * Found using keyword ‘Dublin’ and searching for companies
LinkedInTop 7 reasons to use it Network and targeting Target specific people found in your search See how you are connected to them; check for shared connections Ask for an introduction if you know someone connected to them Check what groups they are in and if they are active participants Get involved in the group and voice your expertise Personalise your messages; say how you know them, why you want to connect with them
LinkedInTop 7 reasons to use it Keep up to date LinkedIn has a vast amount of industry information Join groups specific to your industry and add value See what your connections are doing. Is there an opportunity to add your skill set? Chat with your connections. They will keep you in mind should a job arise
LinkedInTop 7 reasons to use it Job searching Tell your network you are looking for work Average user has 100 connections. That links to 3,889,317+ connections Use the job search feature www.linkedin.com/jobs You can search by location, experience level, company, job title, job function, salary, industry and date posted
LinkedInTop 7 reasons to use it Link in with us We will be updating our blog with a ‘how to’ reference guide to putting the 7 reasons to use LinkedIn into practice. www.facebook.com/GreendaleJobsClub www.linkedin.com/in/GreendaleJobsClub www.greendalejobsclub.wordpress.com www.twitter.com/GreendaleJC
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