3 LinkedIn Job Search Basics For Targeting Companies

If you want to get in through the door, peek through the window first. This is a guest post by Yolanda Stafurik. If you’d also like to guest post here on JobMob, follow these guest post guidelines. So you've set up your LinkedIn account, you've connected with key people, you've even commented on a few discussions? Great! But what should you actually be doing that can help you land a job via LinkedIn? Here are three tips that are killer when it comes to getting the most out of your LinkedIn profile. When it comes to 'strategic' LinkedIn activity... this would be it.

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The Biggest Job Search Problem With LinkedIn

LinkedIn might be great for job seekers, but it has one big flaw. Why LinkedIn is great for your job search No employer likes to think their employees are actively looking for a job outside the company, and that's regardless of whether you're doing it on company time or not. Pretty much every employee understands and knows this. It used to be that if you posted your resume online as part of your job search and your employer found out about it, you could be: * invited to an uncomfortable, trust-straining meeting to explain the discovery * quietly put on an internal HR list of people to be replaced asap (possibly before you find a job elsewhere!) * or even, fired outright LinkedIn essentially put an end to this. Nowadays, most employers expect or even require you to be on LinkedIn. That's right- where in the past employers frowned upon you having your resume online, those same employers now want you to have your resume online. However, though you can now have your cake, it doesn't mean you get to eat it too.

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