How to Use LinkedIn Get a Job

July 18, 2015 |  by  |  Business, Linkedin Blog, Training

LinkedIn provides you with the perfect opportunity to get a job in the area of work you want to be in, with the employer that you want to be working for. There’s a forum made for employers to advertise their vacancies, and you can search these vacancies by location, keywords, seniority, company size and industry. LinkedIn speaker Dr Mark D Yates believes that this gives you an unmatched opportunity to hone in on the exact type of position you’re looking for, and a unique chance to connect to, and interact with, employers and other people within the company you’re applying to prior to the interview stage.


Your profile is like your online CV – it needs to be up to date and contain as much professional information about you as possible. It will help to add something along the lines of “actively seeking work” since you never know what opportunity might come your way. You have the opportunity to write a summary about yourself, summarising your area of expertise, and your experience can be detailed in a different section, along with sections for skills, interests and education. There are other sections that you can add if you like, too. Your LinkedIn profile has a great amount of flexibility when it comes to its content and layout. Our independent LinkedIn consultancy team offers extensive LinkedIn training to aid you with your profile writing, so you can make sure it’s as attention-grabbing as possible, and also gives you the opportunity to hire a LinkedIn expert who can ensure your profile gains as many views as possible through the process of search engine optimisation (SEO).

The advanced search feature on LinkedIn is very extensive, allowing you to search people by location, company name, job title, industry, education and more. You can use this to your advantage, finding very specific people on LinkedIn to connect to. It will help you greatly to connect with people in the area you want to get a job in. Not only will people be likely to point you in the direction of potential employers, but if you’re mutual connections with someone in that area, you’ll appear higher on their searches. You’re much more likely to find or be found by the right people. You can also hire a LinkedIn expert to find you specific leads to connect to.

Another way to boost your connections is to join groups. You’re likely to find a group for any area of work you want to go into, and it’s likely to contain potential employers or people who know them. When you’re in groups, you can connect to people also in that group without the need for their contact details. You’ll gain more attention from others in the group if you both participate in and create group discussions (which can be things like polls or professional discussions about opinions), so your chances to add new connections will go up just from interacting with group members.

You should aim to share frequent updates with your audience, which can be anything from the occasional reminder of your job search, to trending or interesting articles, to updates about your situation. This is to maintain the interest of your connections, and also to attract new ones if you’re seen as an active user. Our independent LinkedIn consultancy team can aid you in writing and posting updates to keep the interaction levels high. I recommend you also interact with other users as much as possible, as building up online relationships with the right people will be highly beneficial to you not only in your job search but also you’ll open doors for potential professional connections in future.

So, with enough connections and an impressive profile, you should head to the forum to search. Search for a job title, employer or industry that you’re aiming to get a job in and you have the opportunity to send the employer your actual CV, and they can see your LinkedIn profile as well. Here you can also visit their company page and as many of their employer’s pages that are on LinkedIn. Get a good feel for what the company is like before you apply, to give you an idea of whether you’d fit in and whether your skills and experience would be put to good use there. You can also connect to and interact with people in the company. If you do apply, your chances of getting the position are much higher than if you’d just applied through a job search website. More information on using LinkedIn to get a job is available on our website, LinkedIn sign.

Dr. Mark D. Yates

Dr. Mark D. Yates is a global #1 LinkedIn consultancy business growth specialist, LinkedIn speaker, LinkedIn Sign & LinkedIn training instructor & CEO of Link Business Marketing Ltd. If you need to hire a LinkedIn expert to help you gain profitable business growth, contact him. Tel: UK 0203 390 2013 Email:, connect with him on LinkedIn & Twitter You can view & download his dynamic independent LinkedIn training program at:

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