Jeff Altman. The Big Game Hunter explains how to quickly activate your LinkedIn network of connections.
I want to give you a tip, today, about how to get your LinkedIn network activated I notified that you are looking for a position. I don’t claim credit for this 1. I have seen a number of people do this and I think it is a very smart idea.
Let’s say you were laid off in May, in whatever year you are listening to this podcast. What you do is get a job on your profile and list your job title, the company you are at, “now available.” Maybe use the phrase in transition. I like the term now available better because in transition is 1 of those catchphrases. Now available is not a catchphrase.
But the phrase, “Now Available,” in the job title and LinkedIn will broadcast the message to everyone that you are connected with to let them know that you are looking for work. Some people will respond to congratulating you because they are not really paying attention. But a lot of people will be notified and then you can follow up with them and speak with them further.
Do you think employers are trying to help you? You already know you can’t trust recruiters—they tell you as much as they think you need to know to take the job they after representing so they collect their payday.
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