/ Asked by Tanya
How could I use LinkedIn for my Job Search?
Answered by Monica, Hiring Expert at Emerson, on Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Hi.  I will assume you are brand new to the professional social network, so first you will need to open a LinkedIn account.  If you already have one, then you can click on the top menu under Jobs.  Once there you can search for the job title, or company you are interested in.  You can apply via LinkedIn, or be connected to job sites through it.  Best of all, you can network in the site also. 

If you feel a bit overwhelmed, it is okay, I am still overwhelmed by it also.  And it's a bit difficult to explain how to use it via this medium.  So, here is my proposal:  Why don't you create a brand new LinkedIn profile, or if you have one, then look me up and connect with me.  Once connected, I will be happy to walk you through the job search and networking process.

Here is how you can find me:

Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Monica Miranda 
Answered by Gigi, Hiring Expert at ADP, on Thursday, July 7, 2016
LinkedIn is a great tool to use not only for your job search but to help build your brand.  LinkedIn allows you to highlight your accomplishment and experiences. I would highly recommend using this tool to build your network but I also to get recognize for your brand. LinkedIn allows people to recommend you for the work you have done.
Here 3 tips to keep in mind to get your LinkedIn started;
  • Keep your LinkedIn profile clean and up-to-date - Unlike your resume you can't control who can see it so you want to make sure you keep it up to date.
  • Use LinkedIn to build your network - Make sure you a connecting with any student organizations, student clubs, or  anything you were involved with academically and socially.
  •  Post relevant content from your profile - Posting interesting articles or thoughts about the industries you want to break into is a good way to solicit comments and interactions with connections that share similar interests.

Answered by Ashley, Hiring Expert at Textron Inc., on Monday, July 11, 2016
LinkedIn is a great tool to use for your job search! There are a couple things you can do to make the most of your job search using LinkedIn.

LinkedIn has it's own job board and mobile app to accompany your search. If you use the Jobs tab at the top of the page, you can enter keywords and your preferred location to view open positions that match your criteria. Using the jobs found in your search, you can explore companies, key opportunities within those organizations and recent news.

Another way to make the most of LinkedIn is by building a strong professional network of connections which will allow you to reach out to recruiters and hiring managers in the field that you want to work in and build a relationship.

Lastly, capitalizing on your LinkedIn headline is a great way to market yourself to users on LinkedIn. Headlines are one of the three things that users see when they search you. Use your headline to make your profile standout and draw positive attention to the skills you could bring their company.
Answered by Traci, Hiring Expert at Accenture, on Wednesday, July 13, 2016
LinkedIn is a great tool for your job search! Before searching for any though, you should first spend a good amount of time making sure that your own LinkedIn profile is up to date and ready to be viewed by potential recruiters and hiring managers. This should include, at a minimum, your complete educational background (and GPA if you’re a recent graduate), professional work background in the order of most recent listed first, and never forget a picture! I know the picture doesn’t seem like it should be important, but it is. There are statistics that exist that show how many candidates get passed over simply because they have a blank profile picture.

When all of that is done, you can begin your job search and there are several ways to do this on LinkedIn. First, there is a “Jobs” tab long the top banner and that is a great place to start. You can search for positions by industry, company name, position title, etc. One of the most helpful things to do is set up a “Job Alert”. You can set keywords for LinkedIn to constantly search for, and as they get posted, you will get an email letting you know something new has become available. You can also search within your network. Say you have a contact that works for Company X and you visit your contacts profile. You can easily click on the logo for the company they work for and it will open the page dedicated to Company X. On this page, and any page for any company, you can look at the positions that just this company has available. I would say that the search feature, with all of its ability to sort, company pages, and job alerts should do you quite well!
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