Unlike social networking websites, professional networking websites require a lot of effort to make individuals visit your profile. We share a few things that people who got their dream jobs via LinkedIn did.
There are more than 270 million people on LinkedIn and most of them are either employers or job seekers.
If you are already into the corporate sector, you’d know what we are talking about. People generally are interested in random activities on social networking websites.
If not activities, they look forward to updates from others. However, the fact that most of us lose out on is that being professionally connected is as important as being socially connected.
Unlike social networking websites, professional networking websites require a lot of effort to make individuals visit your profile. That said, you need to keep a check on a number of things to get your virtual resume noticed. We share a few things that people who got their dream jobs via LinkedIn did.
– Considered it a daily-read
Just like you cannot do without knowing what’s going on in and around the world, every morning, the professionals who bagged their dream job via LinkedIn couldn’t help checking their newsfeed every morning. Not only does the newsfeed update you about the updates of your connections, but also brings across varied forms of career news and articles, which can improve your skills. In case you come across somebody’s work anniversary or birthday, take an initiative to congratulate them, even if the connection is just an acquaintance or not even that.
– Added connections regularly
They knew the value of a professional network. They knew that the more number of people do they connect to from the industry, more will be their visibility. There could be times when you think before adding a person you’ve never talked to but know virtually, as your connection. Know that, LinkedIn is a professional linking network, and the more number of people you connect to, more are the chances of you getting recognition.
– Had an updated job summary & recommendations
Professionals, who bagged their dream jobs via LinkedIn, had a totally different profile summary. They were accurate with dates where they worked or studied, had one or more online course certification attached to their profile, had a profile picture that made them look professional and confident, and lastly had provided a brief description of their job profiles. Recommendations from your co-workers, boss or even ex colleagues matter as much as your job description.
– Shared thoughts via creative writing
There is a reason they call writing as the best profession in the world. A few minutes of creative writing or sharing your thoughts can lead to great results. They knew it, and they practiced it. You never know which great personality gets impressed by your thought and offers you a job at your dream company.
– Used the ‘app’
They checked on the updates and interacted on groups using the ‘in’ application as much as you do it for social media websites. In this tech savvy world, what use is your smart phone if it does not help you achieve that one big gig you dreamt of having ever since you graduated?
There are a few ordinary things you miss out on, that could steer your career in the right direction and land you in your dream job. A little extra effort and you can improve your visibility to a great extent on the largest professional linking website.