No matter where you are in your job search, COVID-19 virus has completely changed the normal way of doing business. While you remain at home and are finding ways to keep yourself busy, now is the perfect time increase your chances of finding employment using LinkedIn.
Review and update your LinkedIn headline
Your headline is the first thing that people, including recruiters, will see when they view your profile. Make sure that you have a compelling and unique headline so that you stand out from other users. Place a focus on keywords that people will use to search for you on LinkedIn.
Expand your network on LinkedIn to find job opportunities
Review your list of current connections and make sure that you have not forgotten that former colleague, supervisor, vendor, alma mater or industry contacts. Your network is critical as many people hear about hidden job opportunities when speaking with members of their network for advice and recommendations. So, make that call or launch a video meeting.
Search for jobs and identify contacts
Job postings can be found on LinkedIn by clicking on “Jobs” in the main menu. While you can simply apply for a position through LinkedIn, your chances of getting an interview are enhanced if you can build a relationship with someone at that company. This person can help get your resume in front of the hiring manager. LinkedIn is a great resource for identifying such a person. A resume plus a relationship is key, so fully leverage LinkedIn.
Below is an article and a video that might provide you some ideas and motivation to keep your job search going!
- Brent White – Job Search Strategist, CRC Board Member and Advisor