So you'd like to...

Discover Five LinkedIn Secrets for Job Seekers

A guide by Wayne Breitbarth The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA)

Products sampled from this guide:
How to Find a Job on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and Other Social NetworksThe Power Formula for Linkedin Success: Kick-start Your Business, Brand, and Job SearchGuerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters 2.0: 1,001 Unconventional Tips, Tricks and Tactics for Landing Your Dream JobThe Job Search Solution: The Ultimate System for Finding a Great Job Now!StrengthsFinder 2.0Me 2.0, Revised and Updated Edition: 4 Steps to Building Your Future

Many people, including myself, have written extensively about the importance of certain "must do" foundational job-seeking techniques and strategies on LinkedIn. I actually dedicated a full chapter of my book "The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success: Kick-start your Business, Brand and Job Search" to those techniques and strategies.

In this article I want to share with you a few lesser-known proactive steps you should be taking on a daily, weekly, or as-needed basis that most people haven't found yet on LinkedIn. After reading these, you will probably be saying to yourself, "Why didn't someone show me that?" or "If I knew that a couple of months ago, I probably would be employed by now." So let's get started with:

Five LinkedIn Job-Seeker Secrets That Will Help You Land That Next Great Job

SECRET #1:

Individuals write recommendations for others based on the things they think are important.
Action: Be sure to review the recommendations written by the person you are about to interview with or correspond with. This will give you some insight into the things that person feels are important, so you can make sure you have all your best points top of mind and included in your presentation.

SECRET #2:

You can now search for and save important status updates for the companies you want to work for or individuals you want to meet. (Right under your status update box on your home page is a box with the words "Search Updates")
Action: Save these names of people/companies and look at them frequently. This may help you pick up some important information to help you be strategic in your next interaction or correspondence.

SECRET #3:

You can save up to ten criteria-based job searches (keyword, region, company, experience level, etc.).
Action: Once you have completed an advanced job search, you can select "Save" on the top right of the search results, and your "24/7 LinkedIn Virtual Assistant" will then look for more of those jobs and even send you an email when one is found.

SECRET #4:

You can save up to three individual advanced people searches.
Action: You should be using these saved searches to make sure that LinkedIn is on the lookout 24/7 for important connections that exist between your connections and the people you are trying to meet. This is especially helpful when searching for HR directors or hiring managers of the companies you want to work for. Just click "Save" on the top right after completing an advanced people search.

SECRET #5:

The "Follow Company" feature allows you to "stalk" the companies you are interested in working for.
Action: Once you select this (click the big blue box on the top right of a company profile), you will then be notified of new hires, departures, and job changes. This information is generated from changes made by individuals to their profiles. You will also be notified when the company changes information in its profile and, more importantly, posts a job opening on LinkedIn.

Products mentioned include:
1.  How to Find a Job on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and Other Social Networks  by Debra Schepp
Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars   (16)
  See buying options  Add to wishlist
2.  The Power Formula for Linkedin Success: Kick-start Your Business, Brand, and Job Search  by Wayne Breitbarth
Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars   (164)
  See buying options  Add to wishlist
3.  Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters 2.0: 1,001 Unconventional Tips, Tricks and Tactics for Landing Your Dream Job  by Jay Conrad Levinson
Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars   (216) | 2 customer discussions
  See buying options  Add to wishlist
4.  The Job Search Solution: The Ultimate System for Finding a Great Job Now!  by Tony Beshara
Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars   (99) | 1 customer discussion
  See buying options  Add to wishlist
5.  StrengthsFinder 2.0  by Tom Rath
$15.18 Used & New from: $0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars   (1,886) | 6 customer discussions
Add to cart  Add to wishlist
6.  Me 2.0, Revised and Updated Edition: 4 Steps to Building Your Future  by Dan Schawbel
$13.17 Used & New from: $0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars   (24)
Add to cart  Add to wishlist

More Actions

Discover more about this author
 See all of their So You'd Like to...guides
Make your own guide
 Create a So You'd Like to...guide
View your page on Amazon.com
 Go to Your Profile page

Customer Discussions about products in this guide
Discussion Replies Latest Post
Stil waiting for a unique code 0 13 days ago
Trying to buy as a gift, but can't! 0 26 days ago
Access code not recieved 0 Jan 4, 2015
StrengthsFinder 2.0 [Kindle Edition] 3 Nov 9, 2014
Access Code Dilemma 4 Oct 20, 2014
What can we do? 0 Sep 28, 2014
Likely fake positive reviews 2 Apr 25, 2011
hound.com 0 Jun 8, 2009
job searching 0 Apr 15, 2009
 
   

About this Guide

 

Author

Wayne Breitbarth The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA)
Qualifications: Author: "The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success"
Last updated: 2/28/11
Report abuse
    

More So You'd Like to...

 

know what my on-going favorite books are..... know what my on-going favorite books are.....

know what my on-going favorite books are.....: A guide of 50 items by S. Jones

Know The Rules of the Workplace Know The Rules of the Workplace

Know The Rules of the Workplace: A guide of 24 items by Natasha

Improve Your Chances for Getting a Better Job: ONLINE RESUME Improve Your Chances for Getting a Better Job: ONLINE RESUME

Improve Your Chances for Getting a Better Job: ONLINE RESUME: A guide of 17 items by Frank Butler

Know how to find employees using LinkedIn. Know how to find employees using LinkedIn.

Know how to find employees using LinkedIn.: A guide of 7 items by Wayne Breitbarth The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success

Find a Job Online
Find a Job Online: A guide of 21 items by Claudia

   

More Listmania!

 

Ultimate Online Career Test Reads Ultimate Online Career Test Reads

Ultimate Online Career Test Reads: A list of 35 items by Mark Minding

Job-Hunter's Survival Guide Job-Hunter's Survival Guide

Job-Hunter's Survival Guide: A list of 13 items by Alexander "I like to share"

My Find Job Collection My Find Job Collection

My Find Job Collection: A list of 37 items by Mark Minding

A Talent Management Reader A Talent Management Reader

A Talent Management Reader: A list of 18 items by Evert Pruis

Books that have Changed My Life
Books that have Changed My Life: A list of 9 items by Georgina Terry