Strike Survival Basics: Follow these tips in the unlikely event of a strike!
In case of a strike in your industry, do not panic.
Proceed calmly and carefully to the Internet. You
are equipped to survive a strike by leveraging one
of your most valuable assets: your professional
network on LinkedIn. Assume strike positions and
reach out to your people using the following tips:
Polish your profile.
An up-to-date profile can be a
lifeline. Clarify your professional
brand with a summary of your
career, experience and skill set.
Update your recent positions and
education to help people find you
by company, job title, expertise
keywords or university. And upload
a photo for quick face recognition.
Import your address book.
Whether you have an Outlook
address book,a webmail account
or a tower of business cards,
your contacts are key. Upload
your address book to find out
who’s already on LinkedIn, and
reconnect with former colleagues
and classmates to grow your
Update your “Status.”
Tell your network that you’re looking
for work, seeking collaborators for
a new project, or traveling. Share
“What you’re working on” regularly
to communicate it to your network.
Your connections will see these in
their Network Updates and help
meet your needs.
Direct people to your work on the
Internet: hyperlink to IMDb, iTunes,
Amazon, Netflix, a blog, or your own
website. Nothing beats a credible
recommendation from a trusted
source — display them on your
LinkedIn profile. Forward your
profile and put your LinkedIn URL
in your email signature for people
to check out.
Discover an inside connection.
Get on the inside track for your
dream gig. Search LinkedIn to
find connections within your
network and get introduced to
build relationships before an
interview. Research the people
you’re interviewing with to find
a perfect ice-breaker.
Share your expertise and raise your
profile by answering questions
on LinkedIn Answers.Then find
a new perspective on your own
challenges by asking questions.
Your network has the answers.
To act on these tips now,visit learn.linkedin.com/strike