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Slaying Job Search Basics: LinkedIn Quick Tips

Updated: Mar 26


Job seekers often ask

me for advice and tips

for job search networking

on LinkedIn.


Here are a few of the LinkedIn job search basics I often share:


Update your profile: Make sure your LinkedIn profile is up to date with your current experience, education, and skills. Use keywords relevant to your job search to make it easier for recruiters to find you. I am a big fan of Three Ears Media. They generously offer their 1-hour webinar on how to optimize your LinkedIn profile


Connect with people: Start by connecting with people you know, such as former colleagues, classmates, and friends. You can also join LinkedIn groups related to your industry or interests and connect with other users. If you aren’t connected with me, you can here.


Personalize your messages: When you send connection requests, personalize your message by mentioning why you want to connect and how you can benefit each other. Don’t send your resume and ask a stranger to let you know I they have any job openings.


Be clear about your job search goals: When networking, be clear about what you're looking for and how others can help you. This can help you get more targeted referrals and job leads.


Engage with others: Comment on posts and articles related to your field and engage in conversations with other professionals. This can help you build relationships and establish your expertise.


Ask for introductions: If there's someone you want to connect with but don't know personally, ask for an introduction from a mutual connection. What is the worst that can happen.


Attend virtual events: Look for virtual events and webinars related to your industry and profession - attend them. This can be a great way to learn new skills and connect with other professionals. Often times, hiring managers attend these events as well.


Remember, networking is a two-way street. Be willing to help others as well and maintain your connections even after you've landed a job. It’s hard to do this when job search is no longer your full time job but make sure you’re interacting with your network by posting and commenting once a week at a minimum. You got this. Seriously. I believe in you. Take this one day at a time and be intentional while allowing room to show yourself and others grace in the process.

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Henry Boyd
Henry Boyd
22. Jan.

Awesome share Rachel I can't agree more that connecting and engaging with people is paramount to the job search.

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26. März 2023
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Thank you for tips.

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