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http://www.digitalspaceconsulting.com Top 10 tips for optmizing linkedin profile for job search. Digital Space Consulting reviews what you need to do for your LinkedIn profile to increase your digital ...

http://www.digitalspaceconsulting.com Top 10 tips for optmizing linkedin profile for job search. Digital Space Consulting reviews what you need to do for your LinkedIn profile to increase your digital media footpring.

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    • Social Media Job Search | Digital Space ConsultingSocial Media Job Search | Texas Workforce CommissionCreated by Digital Space ConsultingFebruary 2012LinkedIn ProfileLinkedIn, the leading professional social network, has the most user-controlled Search EngineOptimization elements out of any other network. Quick tips to you can use to customize yourprofile.Include your targeted keywords in the following areas: Your professional headline, summary,specialties, and skillsSocial Media Job Search | Digital Space Consulting Page 1
    • Social Media Job Search | Digital Space ConsultingPeople SearchExpand Your Network With People SearchFind this feature b y choosing "People" from the drop-down menu, then clicking the magnifyingglass. Youll see a numb er of helpful filters on the left side of the screen, including location,industry, current company, past company and school—use these to narrow your search criteria.Paid LinkedIn account memb ers can also filter results b y groups, years of experience, senioritylevel, Fortune 1,000 and more.Social Media Job Search | Digital Space Consulting Page 2
    • Social Media Job Search | Digital Space ConsultingUpdate your job skillsRecruiters not only search by experience, but specific skills. To ensure youre included in thesearch results, its important that you fill out this section on your LinkedIn profile. Do this byselecting Profile, then Edit Profile and scroll to your Skills section to add moreSocial Media Job Search | Digital Space Consulting Page 3
    • Social Media Job Search | Digital Space ConsultingDiscover New Companies With "Company Search"If youre looking for a new job, you likely know the type of company youd want to work for.Narrow your job search by using another of LinkedIns search functions, Company Search. Findthis by selecting "Companies" from the search bar at the top, then clicking the magnifyingglass. In Company Search you can narrow results by location, industry, size and whether theyrecurrently hiring via LinkedIn. If you find an interesting company, you can follow it for updates andnew job listings.Social Media Job Search | Digital Space Consulting Page 4
    • Social Media Job Search | Digital Space ConsultingAdd Volunteer Work to Your ProfileAccording to research from LinkedIn, volunteering is just as beneficial to your career as it is tothose you help. The main reasons: It gives you an opportunity to test new talents, extend yournetwork and get noticed among a pool of job applicants. To add volunteer work to your profile,click Profile, then Edit and scroll to the "Add Sections" option, usually under your main profileinformation. Here, you can also add causes that are important to you.Search for Jobs Listed on LinkedInTake advantage of the more than 50,000 jobs listed on LinkedIn by searching its database.LinkedIns Job Search lets you enter keywords, a specific job title, location, narrow results bywhen the listing was posted, the experience level required, and more. To search for a job onLinkedIn, select the "Jobs" tab on the top navigation bar, or select it from the search menu atthe top. LinkedIn recommends paying close attention to and taking advantage of the people inyour network who are employed at the company listing the job you are interested in.Social Media Job Search | Digital Space Consulting Page 5
    • Social Media Job Search | Digital Space ConsultingSocial Media Job Search | Digital Space Consulting Page 6
    • Social Media Job Search | Digital Space ConsultingUse the "Apply With LinkedIn" ButtonMakes it easier to apply for jobs from an employers website—by using your LinkedIn profileinformation and just the click of a button. If you use this feature to apply for a job, a screen popsup that lets you edit any of the fields in your profile to tailor it to the position. You also have theoption to add a cover letter. Once you complete your edits and submit the application, LinkedInwill show you the people in your network who work at the company, in case you want to sendthem a note to follow-up.Social Media Job Search | Digital Space Consulting Page 7
    • Social Media Job Search | Digital Space ConsultingSave Your SearchesSaving job searches—or individual jobs—is a great way to keep tabs on the status of yourapplications and the job itself. To save a search, click the (+) symbol at the top of the resultspage. Or, to save an individual job, hover over the result and click "save job." You can revisitthese at any time by clicking the "Saved Jobs" or "Saved Searches" tab at the top.Social Media Job Search | Digital Space Consulting Page 8
    • Social Media Job Search | Digital Space ConsultingJoin GroupsLinkedIn Groups allow you to quickly discover the most popular discussions in yourprofessional groups. Groups also allow you to have an active part in determining the topdiscussions by liking and commenting. Follow the most influential people in your groups bychecking the Top Influencers board or clicking their profile image to see all their group activity.You can join up to 50 groups. For job searchers - join groups related to skill set, industry,non-profit organization, or alumi network.Social Media Job Search | Digital Space Consulting Page 9
    • Social Media Job Search | Digital Space ConsultingGet RecommendationsWhy get recommended?- It helps you hire and get hired- It builds your brand and reputation- It makes your network more valuableWho should recommend you?- Former managers- Colleagues and co-workers- Business partnersSocial Media Job Search | Digital Space Consulting Page 10