How to use LinkedIn to find a job
Let’s be honest, as an introvert you aren’t about to start kicking in doors around town and convincing the top brass to hire you on the spot. Why would you? LinkedIn has half a billion users you can connect with and the hiring managers you want to reach are there.
Here’s the simple blueprint I built around using LinkedIn and networking to get a job and build a better career:
- Strategically find and build a network of hiring managers, recruiters and industry peers who have the ability to impact your job search
- Professionally brand yourself as a valuable resource they want to acquire (not a supplicant begging for a job)
- Provide value to your network, establishing your credibility and worth, and activating your network to think of you when opportunities come up