Linkedin is the platform for finding work par excellence: here’s how it works and how to find work more easily.
More and more people are using LinkedIn , the social network focused on creating and developing professional contacts . Whether it is offering or finding work , this platform is very versatile and can be extremely useful, regardless of the type of position for which you are searching.
With over 575 million users all over the world, of which over 13 million in Italy alone together with 500 thousand companies on the platform, LinkedIn is among the preferred job search methods for many people who, day after day, are able to exploit its potential for networking and discovering the right job at the right time (so much so that Linkedin has recently been targeted by hackers and scammers). There is certainly no shortage of opportunities and, once you understand the operating mechanisms of this special social network, you can create your own network of contacts through which new job opportunities, collaborations and a network for exchanging ideas and useful information can be created.
LinkedIn, how to create your profile to find work
First, once you have registered on the portal, you must set up your Linkedin profile and keep it constantly updated. Inside it is essential to insert information on previous jobs, courses of study, and any specializations, just like a real paper curriculum. Furthermore, in the brief initial introduction, it may be appropriate to communicate what one’s job requests are, as well as the willingness to move out of one’s municipality of residence in the event of a, particularly interesting opportunity.
To give an even stronger and immediate signal, you can also take advantage of the frame for your profile image with the hashtag #OpenToWork , in order to show recruiters your willingness to start a new career . The same can be set within your profile, or used with its native hashtag function within your posts. Once that’s done, you just have to keep an eye on your LinkedIn inbox for new job offers.
A fundamental aspect is that of ” networking “, or creating links with other people on the platform to improve visibility in the eyes of a possible recruiter. That is why it is of paramount importance to broaden your knowledge, develop your own personal network and create connections within and outside your industry.
An additional point goes to the possibility of asking for referrals , or a confirmation of their work skills by people within their circle. Therefore, not only will you be able to showcase your skills but also see them confirmed by those who have had the opportunity to touch the work done in the past.
LinkedIn, targeted applications with the Career Explorer
Once you have completed the profile creation phase, it is important to start checking which are the open positions for which to apply. Based on your characteristics and previous experiences, the platform suggests the most suitable new opportunities for which you have more skills.
With the Career Explorer it is possible to assess at a glance whether it is the right position, thanks to a quick comparison between the skills reported by the user to the platform and those requested by the recruiter. Furthermore, by indicating the skills still to be acquired, the candidate can carefully evaluate any skills useful for his career, to be included in his constant training process.
LinkedIn, how to search and set up notifications
A fundamental part of the job search is, to all intents and purposes, the selection of available opportunities . With LinkedIn, you can search by location, location, remote job opportunities, industry or even company.
Furthermore, to keep up to date and never miss an offer, you can set up notifications according to the previous criteria . In this way, the platform will alert the user to each new offer that meets their requests, speeding up the application process on every occasion.
LinkedIn, courses and assessments to stay up to date
Between one research and another, the platform offers free courses to improve one’s position in the world of work, as well as to refine the skills acquired or increase one’s cultural background. Similarly, bypassing some tests on the most disparate topics, from programming to the use of specific software, LinkedIn issues badges or mini certificates of profit that can confirm the skills in the eyes of employers, completely free and all to be exploit.