Wednesday, December 4, 2013

15 Minutes of LinkedIn a Day, Can Give You a Job Someday

Lindsey Pollak, LinkedIn Ambassador (and Guru in my opinion) recently contributed a post on the Official LinkedIn Blog called “How to Conquer Your Job Search on LinkedIn in 15 Minutes a Day”. The post basically and effectively breaks down what you can do each workday for just minutes a day to put you ahead of the game with your network and job search.

Here’s the Cliff Notes version. I also highly recommend that you read the original article in more detail for more information and examples on how to reach out and message your current and new connections.

·     Do a 5 minute scan on the news feed of your LinkedIn homepage. Like any posts you find interesting.
·     Spend 10 minutes searching for jobs posted on LinkedIn.

·     5 minute scan on the news feed of your LinkedIn homepage. Comment on the status updates of a few of your connections.
·     Visit your LinkedIn groups. Comment on a discussion thread or start a new one.
·     Respond to messages and connection requests (if you have any pending).

·    Scan your news feed. Post a status update (e.g., what’s on your mind, an article you find interesting with a quick comment on it, or an academic/professional achievement).
·    Expand your network by using and reach out.

·    Scan your news feed. Like or comment on at least 3 posts.
·    For 10 minutes, search in the Company Pages to research employers that might be a good fit for you. If you see an interesting job posting on any company’s page, look at the “Former Employees You May Know” list and reach out to get information on how it’s like to work there.

·     Endorse the Skills & Expertise of your connections
·      Review your profile, and update if necessary.

I think I’m going to lay off the Candy Crush Saga and start adding LinkedIn to my daily regimen. Hope to see you there.

Nayelli Perez, Assistant Director 

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