How to Use LinkedIn to land Your Dream Job

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LinkedIn is one of the most used popular professional networking platforms of the 21st century. According to the company officials, LinkedIn has more than 810 million active professionals from around the world.

You can use LinkedIn to build a strong professional network and find work globally. You will see professionals of every niche on this platform with whom you can connect and grow professionally at a good pace.

You can leverage the LinkedIn search box to find professionals, companies, and job openings at every corner globally. If you are wondering how to use LinkedIn to land your dream job, you can use these below given executable steps:

Write a Profile Summary

LinkedIn profile summary work as your cover letter. You can add all your work highlights, skills, capabilities, and achievements in your LinkedIn profile summary.

However, you need to use an easy to read and engaging tone while crafting your LinkedIn summary to engage visitors.

Update Your Work History

LinkedIn is a professional networking platform. Hence, recruiters expect you to add all the required details to its work experience section.

You can keep it updated as much as possible to show your work experience and professional history.

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Get Recommendations

You can ask your previous colleagues, managers, and team leaders to recommend you. Strong recommendations on Linkedin will portray your sparkling professional image before recruiters.

Emphasize Your Skills & Get Endorsements

Skill endorsements will also add stars to your profile. It will show your strong command over a skill. If a recruiter checks your profile, skill endorsements from previous professional mates work no less than specialized certifications.

Follow Company Pages

You can target your desired company and follow their company page to get notified for every job opening at that company. The LinkedIn search bar is the best way to find company pages and profiles.

Make Connections

LinkedIn gives you the power to request anyone to connect. Hence, you can use the LinkedIn search bar, find people working in your selected company and send a connection request. If someone accepts your request, you can strengthen your bond and leverage that to get a position in that company. Great connections on Linkedin will be sure to help you land your dream job.

Apply Appropriately

Apply with a focused mind after getting all the essential details via the company page and your connection to that company. Though the application form might take all the information from your LinkedIn profile, you need to ensure the error-free application by performing manual checks.

Key Takeaways

LinkedIn is a powerful platform that can help you achieve greater heights in your career. These steps will help you in leveraging this giant professional platform to land your dream job in 2022:

  • Write an engaging profile summary consisting of your skills, capabilities, expertise, and achievements
  • Keep your work experience section updated with the latest professional details 
  • Get recommendations from previous employers, colleagues, and managers
  • Get skill endorsements from previous professional mates and senior authorities
  • Follow company pages and stay updated with the latest information of your targeted company
  • Ask to connect with the people working at your desired company
  • Apply appropriately with genuine details and proofread the application before submitting

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