Using LinkedIn to help find work
Job searching is tiring, draining and can be a fruitless task if you don’t do it correctly. Here at Office Angels, we can help match your skills with a job that suits. However, you can also help yourself at the same time.
The onset of social media has offered people the chance to increase their social and professional networks which can lead to all kinds of situations; not least job offers. LinkedIn has 35 million members coving more than 140 industries and includes top executives from firms that you might be interested in.
You can also use the site to boost your online profile and let potential employees get to know a bit about the ‘professional you’. If you use a recruitment agency to find you work and also have a LinkedIn profile, it is however important to ensure that both of your profiles match and your CV is the same as potential employers can check.
A great way to improve your online profile is to get recommendations from colleagues and past employers. A strong recommendation from a previous manager will show that you were valued and good at your job. You can also use it to find out where other people with similar backgrounds are working. Search for companies which are employing people with similar skill sets with the advanced search function. LinkedIn can also be used to see where people from certain companies previously worked, where they generally work afterwards and which companies are hiring.
Make sure that your profile is completely up-to-date and accurately represents yourself and your skills. Working together with your recruitment agent, you will undoubtedly be able to find a job which suits.
Read our advice on planning your job search or contact us today to speak to one of our recruitment consultants.