With the gush of a pandemic that spread like wildfire around the globe, man has been put to test. A test to prove his survival instincts. The ability to get unadulterated food, portable water, a mode of transport, shelter under the sun and most necessary- money. The sole factor to buy and comfort thyself with all these. It became the survival of the fittest.
In such harrowing times, forced labour with no pay, pay cuts and even unemployment soared high, dropping the financial support bringing man to his knees, trying to make ends meet.
In such an unprecedented scenario, what can be done? How to get a job? How to comfort that hunger pang that leaps in every dusk?
LinkedIn. A social networking system that promotes professional networking, connecting job seekers to potential employers via a website and a mobile app. In a nutshell, the platform that can help any employment seeker to get back on track and subdue the hunger pangs with three square meals a day.
Here is our 5 point take on how to get a job on LinkedIn, a push to the right track and a blow to the dreams of a successful career.
1. Have an up-to-date profile
It can be a pro profile image or updating your hobbies or a recent book you read- update your profile. Such profiles appear more on the platform that helps build your virtual resume for the employers.
2. Recent experience? Highlight it!!!
Even if you just finished a diploma in Digital Marketing while you are pursuing architecture full time, make sure you highlight it. Often recent experiences can help find jobs. These highlights make your profile more visible to the community, helping you network and land a job.
3. Be open. Be available.
Usually, in the need to have a job, seekers lay low on principles and beliefs. This is considered to be bad as the employer can feel you and your efforts unauthentic and false. Be the real you and stand firm to the good you believe in.
Make sure you let them know in the community that you are available and looking for a job- only then can they reach out to you. Make sure your profile seeks a job and puts your best skills on display. Ensure to make it trendy to catch the hirer’s attention.
4. Be active
Building a profile and updating it alone won’t get you a job. You need to constantly keep the community aware of your presence- be it with art, blogs, vlogs, videos or even a poster. Be on the surface always. Additionally, follow groups on LinkedIn and contribute to them. This will add to your professional prospect and also foster networking.
5. Follow and learn
Every company reputed or in the process of it is registered on LinkedIn. Search and follow them. This helps you understand the companies that excite you or the ones in which you want a job. They also can be a cause for change and inspiration.
With simple and easy to follow to-do actions, LinkedIn is all up for optimal use while you sit to network with like minded professionals or explore opportunities in dream companies or simply seek employment to fulfill the survival instincts. It’s a career rise with LinkedIn.
“This is not an information age. It’s an age of networked intelligence” -Don Tapscott