LinkedIn as a Job Search Tool

linkedin-911794_960_720People are telling you to get on LinkedIn it’ll get you a job. You open a new or existing account, upload a photo of yourself, set up a profile, fill in some sections, and wait for ‘it’ to happen. And wait … and wait … and wait. So what is it you’re doing or haven’t done that needs your attention? How will your profile be found among so many?  The following steps may help.

  • Log into Linkedin and go to the menu at the top of the page
  • See your photo with Me written under it? Click on the drop down arrow
  • Go to Settings & Privacy under Accounts
  • Scroll down to Job seeking Preferences and work through each section shown there

Before you address this section make sure all other details in your LinkedIn profile are up to date and look professional. If you are using LinkedIn as a job search and networking tool, regular maintenance is essential.