LinkedIn Training Courses for Job Seekers

July 12, 2015 |  by  |  Business, Linkedin Blog, Training

Are you on LinkedIn? If not, why not? You might not be aware of just how useful a tool for job search LinkedIn can be. It’s not just a site for business professionals, although you’ll get the opportunity to interact with them and make connections. Building up a network isn’t just for business owners, it’s for anyone looking to establish themselves in the professional world, no matter their experience or skills. With our independent LinkedIn consultancy team, you can get LinkedIn training courses in order to help you utilise LinkedIn for its job search functions to the fullest.shutterstock_31103143

As with anyone using LinkedIn, building up a strong profile is fundamental. You’re going to need a profile picture, because profiles without them tend to get visited significantly less. As for the profile summary, education and experience, you’ll need to write a small passage about them. This is something that a LinkedIn consultancy team can also help you with, since you will also, no doubt, be offered the ability to hire a LinkedIn expert who will help write your profile and have it rank higher on searches using techniques such as SEO. You should add something along the lines of ‘actively seeking work’, in whatever area you might want to go into, in your summary section and your profile header.

It will help you greatly with your job search to make connections to people in the area of work you want to get into, or just connections in general, to make yourself known on LinkedIn. You can expand your network by getting introduced to your connections’ connections. It’s also important to interact with connections using regular updates and messages, to keep yourself fresh in their minds. You can ask people if they know anyone who might be willing to take you on, and they might be able to point you in the right direction, introduce you or recommend you to the potential employer. You can hire a LinkedIn expert to aid you by gaining you more connections, achieved by searching for specific leads – they can be searched for by the interests, skills or job title of your choosing.

So, what kinds of things should you share in updates? It might be difficult to decide, but you can share trending articles or stories you find interesting. There’s a lot of flexibility with it, and updates are certainly not just for businesses. LinkedIn speaker Dr Mark D Yates believes that they can be, and should be used as, an extremely useful tool when maintaining any network, and increase your chances of getting an opportunity for work. If your article gains interest, then you’re likely to gain more connections and if people are interested in your content, you can bet that they’ll take a look at your profile. You can also post the odd reminder of your situation, so that you don’t miss out on any opportunities.

Joining or creating groups is another useful way to expand your network. People in the same group as you can connect to you without the need for an introduction or contact details. Interactions are key here as well, so you should be posting or responding to others, and your connections will definitely increase. There tend to be discussions on the page, so make sure you participate in them whenever you can. It’s a perfect way for you to find your footing in the group and gain some authority there. Groups can be set up for very specific reasons, therefore you’re very likely to find a group with the right kinds of people for you, but if you don’t then you can always start one of your own. You can receive LinkedIn training to aid you in knowing what to post and how often in groups, and how to get the most out of your groups. Take a look at our website, LinkedIn sign, for more information on this.

It can take some effort to gain and maintain a strong, impressive LinkedIn profile, but it will be well worth the work involved. Once your profile is the way you want it to be, you can head to the forums – this is going to be an extremely useful place for you to go with your job search. Employers will post a job advertisement, which you can search for using terms such as job title, skills involved, sector etc. Here you have the opportunity to connect with them and send them your CV, so be ready for the chance to interact with them even before the interview stage. With such a personal way to go about job searching, you’re much more likely to get into employment than if you’d just sent your CV over on a more impersonal job search website.

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: drmarkdyates@aol.com, connect with him on LinkedIn & Twitter You can view & download his dynamic independent LinkedIn training program at: linkedinswat.co.uk.

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