Find a new employer - LinkedIn Recipe for Success

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This recipe for success is taken from the 3rd Edition of LinkedIn Made Easy. Although this is similar, finding a new employer is not quite the same as finding a job. This requires a different tactic and outside of LinkedIn, would probably be undertaken by sending speculative letters and emails to potential employers to find out if there were any opportunities available. However, within LinkedIn we can employ some slightly different tricks which may have a greater chance of success in the longer term; this can be a long game, so be prepared to work at it for some time before getting a result.

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Find a new employer - LinkedIn Recipe for Success

  1. 1. This is a LinkedIn Recipe for Success taken from the best selling Kindle Book LinkedIn Made Easy: Business Social Networking Simplified 3rd Edition. Visit: http://bit.ly/WGwleX to find out more about the book and where you can purchase it. LinkedIn Made Easy has been fully updated to 2013, taking into account all the changes to LinkedIn. Find a New Employer Although this is similar, it’s not quite the same as finding a job. This requires a different tacticand outside of LinkedIn, would probably be undertaken by sending speculative letters and emailsto potential employers to find out if there were any opportunities available. However, within LinkedIn we can employ some slightly different tricks which may have agreater chance of success in the longer term; this can be a long game, so be prepared to work atit for some time before getting a result. The actions you could take to be successful include:1. Research which companies use the skills you offer and then filter them to find the ones rightfor you. This might be based on location, size, market sector or profile.2. Research the employee list through the company’s page to find out whether there are anyparticular considerations around company values, ethics and culture you need to take account of.3. Using the employee list, find out if there is anyone you’re directly connected to and get intouch to find out if they can point you to the right person to engage with.4. Ask your network of contacts if anyone can introduce you to the company, especially one ormore of the people who might be responsible for recruitment in your particular area of interest.5. Once you have found the right person to contact, try to join the same groups, participate inthe same discussions and answer the questions they have either asked or answered. Follow theirstatus updates, comment on them and share them where appropriate (of course, overuse of thiscould be seen as stalking!).6. Ask a question yourself and if someone at the company responds, ask them to connect withyou, they can only say ‘no’.7. Use your status updates as a way of advertising your interest in a particular company; if theyare paying attention then it is possible they could pick it up.© Linda Parkinson-Hardman LinkedIn Made Easy: Business Social Networking Simplified

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