LinkedIn is the top online site for professional, social and career networking. The site functions as an online directory of individual professionals and organizations, and facilitates the process of professional networking without having to leave your office. As of , LinkedIn had more million members in more than countries, including executives from all of the Fortune companies. While individuals use LinkedIn for professional networking, connecting, and job searching, companies use it for recruiting and for sharing company information with prospective employees. It's a terrific site for job searching, as well.
How to Use LinkedIn to Get a Job
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LinkedIn can be a powerful tool. It can help you connect with current and former coworkers, expand your business, and even find a job. But like all good tools, there are right and wrong ways to use it. As a blogger who is somewhat in the public eye, I receive around 10 connection requests on LinkedIn every week. I delete most of them. Here is a screenshot from a recent invitation to connect on LinkedIn note: private information redacted.
How to Use LinkedIn to Find a Job in 2021
LinkedIn Easy Apply applications are usually pretty straight forward. They typically feature a dropdown to select your preferred email address, a place to enter a phone number, and an option to upload your resume. Opting not to use a photo could get you passed over, so upload a photo and make it a good one. That means something professional, in focus, well lit, and not too grumpy.
The head of a Cleveland-area Job Bank issued a public apology after a rejection email she sent went viral. In it, she basically reamed out someone for wanting to apply to be a member of her private LinkedIn group because they hadn't "earned the right to ask me to connect on LinkedIn. Whether or not Blazek was out of line in her response is not the issue here, though I do believe there are nicer ways to turn people away. The broader issue is how to go about asking people for help -- or even to connect - on LinkedIn.