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How To Use Linkedin To Land The Job Of Your Dreams
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How To Use Linkedin To Land The Job Of Your Dreams

It is no mystery that LinkedIn is in the top 20 most visited sites in the world today, it would be just weird that someone would not want to take advantage of the power of LinkedIn to land the job of their dreams. In this article, I will give you some tips to get you started with the right foot to position yourself in front of your job-seekers competition and get ahead of the game.

There are a few simple things you should do today in order to optimize your LinkedIn profile. Let's start with the basics:

When first setting up your profile, make sure you make use of a nice picture of yours. This will be a professional looking one, nothing blurry, with cut outs or anything like it. This is your presentation card, the first thing people see before reading a word on your profile, so please be presentable and simple.

Second thing to pay close attention to is your description. The description is the brief introduction on your profile that will introduce you to new contacts, spark their interest about you and make them your friends. So, ask yourself, how would you like to be introduced to people the very first time? Be straight forward, to the point and nice when writing your introduction on your profile.

Please keep in mind that LinkedIn is a social media website that, unlike Facebook, is geared more towards business like connections and not just mere social gatherings. So treat your connections with a professional manner to build business relationships and get to know new acquaintances professionally.

There are only two more things that will get you on the right path when using LinkedIn to get your dream job. Number three is to start making connections once you have set up your profile. Do not get crazy about it though, only connect and interact with people that are involved in your field of expertise and that can help you climb up the latter. To make this task easier and painless, try joining groups and get to meet new people that way. Besides learning more about what is going on in your field, you will also hear upcoming news and job openings from the group members giving you a head start over your competition.

The last thing would be to customize your URL for your profile. This will help you with your profile's Search Engine Optimization efforts in order to just not be found on LinkedIn faster but in the search engines such as Google as well. These are just the basic steps on how to use LinkedIn properly to land the job of your dreams faster than you ever thought.

Bottom line is, LinkedIn is a great tool to brand yourself among other professionals.


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