15 tactics for opportunity seekers on linkedin

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    15 Tactics for Job Seekersusing Linkedin
    Doug Skinner
    dskinner@hontestintentions.com
    Thanks to Lindsey Pollak
  • Have you framed your Headline Profile?
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    Does it include words in the targeted titles of your prospective employer?
  • Have you reviewed and updated your summary?
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    Be sure to include keywords from job listings in it and especially in the specialties section.
  • Have you obtained enough references from each job position listed?
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    Its time to ask co-workers, bosses, direct reports, customers, partners.
  • How often should you update your status?
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    Answer: once a week. Go ahead and send links to articles of interest, announcements of events, news on your volunteer activities, mention upcoming/past interview without revealing the company name.
  • Login to Linkedin everyday
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    Check update notes from your connections
  • Send your Linkedin updates to your active email address
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    Use the one that you check every day, as important opportunities are temporary in nature, requiring quick response.
  • Consider signing up for the Premium Linkedin Account
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    Add features like inmail and open link on your badge settings. Use advanced research features.
  • Join your alumni group
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    Look for subgroups of alumni groups.
    Contribute to community dialogue.
  • Use Groups Directory with your future interests and direction in mind
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    Join some groups that have characteristics of lots of activity, large numbers, people that youll admire. For me itll be searching for things like honesty, smart phones, android, ipad, wireless communications, cloud services, virtualization.
  • When seeking a new connection, offer to help them in some way too!
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    In general, be positive, and polite.
  • When sending emails through Linkedin, here are some suggestions
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    Compliment them, remind them of how you met, follow through on something promised.
  • When setting up new connections
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    Immediately correspond with them
  • When receiving connection requests
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    If its a person that you dont remember, its OK to archive their request, or ask them how they know you or why youd want to connect with them
  • When building your connections, its better to have quality, not quantity.
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    Be sure to check out their New Hires
  • Use Follow Company feature for tracking companies that youve targeted
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