LinkedIn: How to Use Social Media to Get a Job


Looking for jobs on LinkedIn may seem straightforward, but there are many unique features and tricks that can put you ahead of the curve. Of course, to utilize these resourceful job hunting tricks, your LinkedIn profile must first be crafted in a way that accurately represents you. That means having up-to-date information that shows professionalism and dedication.



Beyond browsing the platform jobs page, here are 4 Ways to Get a Job on LinkedIn:



 1. Use Advanced Job Search

Instead of hoping for the best when you search for jobs on LinkedIn, why not take advantage of the “Advanced Job Search” option? If you’re dedicated to the automotive industry, and are planning to make at least $100,000, your job search just became easier with this tool.


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2. Sign up for Email Job Alerts

To take your LinkedIn “Advanced Job Search” one step further, try signing up for job alerts. The best part about this is that you can customize the type of job you’re looking for. You can also choose how often you want to receive the emails. For step-by-step instructions on how to sign up for LinkedIn job alerts, click here.




3. Post to LinkedIn Publishing Platform

LinkedIn’s Publishing Platform grants a great opportunity to sell yourself when searching for a specific job. The advantage of using this feature is that all of your connections get notified when you post. If you’re not sure on what to write, simply be sure to remain active on your profile and engage with your connections.



4. Connect / Reach Out to Company Hiring Managers

If you haven’t noticed already, when you a visit a company’s LinkedIn profile, all of the employees that work for that company can be found on the right-hand side. This bodes well for individuals that want to reach out to large companies. Instead of messaging company website forms, you can get in touch with recruiters directly. To do this, simply search for hiring managers/recruiters and send them a message – This shows your dedication.




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