This Job Search Primer will show you how LinkedIn can be used in your job search and how to quickly grow your connections, whether you are just starting out or have been at it for a while.
Understand how LinkedIn works and how it used by recruiters. Turn on/off activity broadcasts.
You probably already have a network of connections in your email application. Let's start by leveraging those.
Grow your network by reaching out to your connections' connections. You obviously have a common interest.
Find out who's been looking at your profile and reach out to them with a connection request.
One of the more powerful forums in LinkedIn is Groups. See how you can use group membership to gorw your network.
Summary of the techniques you can use to quickly grow your network and get found by Recruiters!
Experts agree, somewhere between 50-70% of jobs are filled through networking, not through online job postings or resume banks. Your professional network is critically important in advancing your career. With over 350 million members, LinkedIn is the number one professional networking site, and it is used extensively by Recruiters.
This book is a straightforward, step-by-step guide to growing your LinkedIn network. It is filled with screen shots and explains not only what to do but why it's important. Learn the techniques to quickly double and triple the size of your network, then to keep it growing with a minimal amount of effort.