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• Sunday, October 18th, 2009

LinkedIn is a great networking tool, it allows you to network with the people you know and share common interests with. It provides a tool for job seekers to learn more about their hiring managers, before meeting them, and allows them to research the companies they are interested in. If you’re using LinkedIn, you need to make yourself available to hiring managers and recruiters to find you. Here is what you can do:

1) Update your profile

Make sure your profile is as close to your resume as possible. Add details regarding your current and previous jobs (because it generates a keyword rich profile) and list your accomplishments.

2) Join Groups

If you have a specialty, search for a relative group and join it. You’ll be able to network with people in your group because you’ll be able to send them free messages.

3) Answer Questions

If you see a posted question that you have the answer to, share your expertise. First of all, it allows us to learn from each other, and most importantly it allows others to learn about your background, view your profile, and possibly contact you for a relevant position.

4) Add a picture

Add a professional picture, so people can find you. If you have a common name, your friends may not be able to find you, if they don’t know where you work! (You can always edit your settings to hide your pictures from public viewers.)

Hopefully these LinkedIn tips helped with your online networking strategies! Please share your experience on LinkedIn and if you need help further developing your LinkedIN profile and strategies, contact us: Consulting@ArkayCareers.com

Feel free to add me on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/rayankaissi

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3 Responses

  1. 1
    Randy Pena 

    A friend of mine just emailed me one of your articles from a while back. I read that one a few more. Really enjoy your blog. Thanks

  2. 2
    Gravnie Augustine 

    I am a regulatory submissions professional with experience in small molecules and biologics. I would like to leverage my experience into the medical device field.

  3. 3
    Vishal 

    Well said!

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