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LinkedIn is THE game changer for a contemporary job search!
Think that’s an overstatement? Think again.
Never before have job seekers so easily been able find companies in their field; find contacts in those organizations; be found by recruiters and hiring managers; and prepare for interviews with company information and information on the person they are meeting. Never before has this much key information for a job seeker been this easy to access.
Yet, only a small percentage of job hunters seem to take advantage of what’s available to them!
Here are 5 resources to help make your search more productive:
The LinkedIn site itself offers great help for getting started as well as specific help for job seekers. They offer online guides as well as free webinars.
~ New User Starter Guide
~ Learning Center for Job Seekers
~ LinkedIn 101 – The Basics of LinkedIn Webinar
~ Job Seekers – Tips for using your LinkedIn Account Webinar
Want a broad overview of what a job seeker ought to do with LinkedIn?
The Internet Job Search Super Tool!
Prefer to get all your information from a book?
Do it with Jason Alba’s:
I'm on LinkedIn--Now What??? (Second Edition) and follow his related blog at: www.imonlinkedinnowwhat.com
Not very many connections on LinkedIn yet to get enough meaningful results from your searches?
Not enough connections to make LinkedIn useful? No Problem!!!
Prefer to learn by video?
There are a number of great tutorials on YouTube!
Start with How to Find a Job Using LinkedIn
Then search for many others including these.
Certainly there are other great resources available as well. However, these are a great place to start to make sure you’re using one of the greatest tools ever for a job search to it’s greatest potential!