1) Utilise LinkedIn and other social media platforms
It’s no surprise that as of right now, LinkedIn is the leading professional networking tool, having been used by professional across the globe since its launch in 2003. LinkedIn is full to the brim with professionals from all industries, an abundance of content, insights and has its own job board section.
A few ways to make the most out of LinkedIn are:
Optimising your profile
To be seen on LinkedIn, try and be as active as you can. This will ensure that you are working with and not against LinkedIn’s algorithm. Liking, sharing and commenting on other posts will increase the likelihood of your profile appearing on different feeds, which in turn, increases the chances of you being noticed by hiring managers and recruiters.
These tips may seem obvious, but there’s a reason as to why they work!
Connecting with industry professionals
Now as you’re most likely using networking to land a new job, LinkedIn is a great tool to use to connect with those already working in your chosen industry or for the companies that you have a particular interest in.
We recommend making a list of five or six companies that you would like to work for and then by using the search tool, connect with either the hiring managers or Talent Acquisition team of said companies.
As they are the ones that are essentially looking for new talent this simple act will expose you to their posts and job listings, as well as giving them access to your profile, which includes your skills, interest and educational background.