15 tactics for opportunity seekers on linkedin

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15 tactics for opportunity seekers on linkedin

  1. 1. Brought to you by http://honestintentions.com<br />15 Tactics for Job Seekersusing Linkedin<br />Doug Skinner<br />dskinner@hontestintentions.com<br />Thanks to Lindsey Pollak<br />
  2. 2. Have you framed your Headline Profile? <br />Brought to you by http://honestintentions.com<br />Does it include words in the targeted titles of your prospective employer?<br />
  3. 3. Have you reviewed and updated your summary? <br />Brought to you by http://honestintentions.com<br />Be sure to include keywords from job listings in it and especially in the ‘specialties’ section.<br />
  4. 4. Have you obtained enough references from each job position listed?<br />Brought to you by http://honestintentions.com<br />It’s time to ask co-workers, bosses, direct reports, customers, partners.<br />
  5. 5. How often should you update your status? <br />Brought to you by http://honestintentions.com<br />Answer: once a week. Go ahead and send links to articles of interest, announcements of events, news on your volunteer activities, mention upcoming/past interview without revealing the company name.<br />
  6. 6. Login to Linkedin everyday<br />Brought to you by http://honestintentions.com<br />Check update notes from your connections<br />
  7. 7. Send your Linkedin updates to your active email address<br />Brought to you by http://honestintentions.com<br />Use the one that you check every day, as important opportunities are temporary in nature, requiring quick response.<br />
  8. 8. Consider signing up for the Premium Linkedin Account<br />Brought to you by http://honestintentions.com<br />Add features like ‘inmail’ and ‘open link’ on your badge settings. Use advanced research features.<br />
  9. 9. Join your alumni group<br />Brought to you by http://honestintentions.com<br />Look for subgroups of alumni groups.<br />Contribute to community dialogue.<br />
  10. 10. Use Groups Directory with your future interests and direction in mind<br />Brought to you by http://honestintentions.com<br />Join some groups that have characteristics of lots of activity, large numbers, people that you’ll admire. For me it’ll be searching for things like honesty, smart phones, android, ipad, wireless communications, cloud services, virtualization. <br />
  11. 11. When seeking a new connection, offer to help them in some way too! <br />Brought to you by http://honestintentions.com<br />In general, be positive, and polite.<br />
  12. 12. When sending emails through Linkedin, here are some suggestions<br />Brought to you by http://honestintentions.com<br />Compliment them, remind them of how you met, follow through on something promised.<br />
  13. 13. When setting up new connections<br />Brought to you by http://honestintentions.com<br />Immediately correspond with them<br />
  14. 14. When receiving connection requests<br />Brought to you by http://honestintentions.com<br />If it’s a person that you don’t remember, it’s OK to archive their request, or ask them how they know you or why you’d want to connect with them<br />
  15. 15. When building your connections, it’s better to have quality, not quantity. <br />Brought to you by http://honestintentions.com<br />Be sure to check out their ‘New Hires’<br />
  16. 16. Use ‘Follow Company’ feature for tracking companies that you’ve targeted<br />Brought to you by http://honestintentions.com<br />

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