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Getting More LinkedIn Connections | Job Search Radio

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter offers simple ways to get more LinkedIn connections.

Summary

One of the bashful places that people have is not doing enough to promote your LinkedIn identity.

You send out emails to people, right? Why don't you have a link to your profile, there? It can say something as simple as, "Connect with me on LinkedIn." In bed the link in your signature.

You have a business card? Don't have one? Why not? If you have a business card, but your LinkedIn profile there. It becomes another way that people can find you. Connect with me on LinkedIn have a bit.ly link next to it with how to find you. You could also have a QR code that allows people to connect with your LinkedIn profile on the back side of your card.

However you do it, just put out your LinkedIn profile, in more places will invite more connections. Even if you if you hand the card out to someone that you meet at a meetup, your LinkedIn profile or to be there So the people know how to find you later on and follow you and connect with you.

Whether you are in, job search mode actively now or you are at your new job, have them include your profile link on your new card. In this way, you're building up more connections, able to create more business for them of course, those connections become the basis of relationship building for many years to come.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves life coaching, as well as executive job search coaching and business life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio,” “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.”

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Find Jobs Your LinkedIn Connections Can Refer You To | No BS Job Search Advice Radio

Ep. 608 LinkedIn was originally started to help people be referred to jobs by people that you knew.  Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter explains where this function is on LinkedIn.

 

Summary

This is a LinkedIn to that I know too few people use.

In the current version of LinkedIn, if you click on the tab on top for jobs, you are taken to a page that says, "Jobs You May Be Interested In." That is as far as most people get.

However, if you scroll down below that is a section that says, "Discover Jobs In Your Network." Reach out to your connections for referrals.

This was the original purpose of LinkedIn-- to have connections that can provide you with entrée to organizations that are hiring. That's really what this section is about.

There are people in your network who would (1) profit by doing the referral because there's an employee referral bonus that many of these people would receive and (2) you get the benefit of their recommendation because it is believed that they know something about you.

Check out "Discover Jobs In Your Network" by clicking on the jobs tab and by scrolling below the top item to this 2nd area, reach out your connections for a referral.

Do you really 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.

The skills needed to find a job are different yet complement the skills needed to do a job.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a leadership and career coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years.

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Is It OK to Add a Recruiter on LinkedIn After An Interview?​ | Job Search Radio

I love this question. It shows that the person is thinking and trying to use a new relationship to build your network. But the question is a little unclear. Agency recruiter? Corporate recruiter? I decided to answer both.

 

Summary

Today’s question is, “Is It OK to Add a Recruiter on LinkedIn After An Interview? Whether You’ve Gotten the Job or Or Not

Great question. One thing I don’t know is whether this is an agency recruiter corporate recruiter. I’ll take the time to answer both. Let me start with agency recruiter.

Why are you waiting until after an interview???You can do that right at the beginning.You’ll get access to their connections and, of course, they’ll get access to yours. But let me let you in on a secret.They probably have far more connections than you so you benefit far more by the request and they do. They may pick up a small incremental addition. Using myself as an example, I’m someone with over 16,00 1st level connections. I only start adding LIONs (LinkedIn Open Networkers) and recruiters In the past few months. Most of my contacts are with “civilians.” You know, people who are employed in organizations looking for work or who are successful in organizations.

For me, I pick up very little from you you pick up a lot for me. Reach out to agency recruiters all the time in the market area that you work. Do not delay.

Corporate recruiters. Reach out to corporate recruiters. Julie after the interview, whether you get the job or not. Reach out to the hiring managers you talked with after the interview whether you get the job or not. For the hiring manager, you can say something like, “I enjoyed speaking with you. Whether you choose me or not, I would like to stay in touch.

It’s a real simple, human message. Do the same thing with the corporate HR recruiter. Send the same type of message.

“Thanks for taking the time to speak with me today. Whether you advance my candidacy are not, I would like to stay in touch. After all, you never know where we might run into one another again. Perhaps we can help one another.”

It’s a nice approach. So, by all means, reach out to recruiters. You don’t have to wait to connect with agency recruiters. With hiring managers and corporate recruiters, yes, wait until after you meet with them. That’s the perfect time.

 

Do you really 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.

The skills needed to find a job are different yet complement the skills needed to do a job.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter has been a career coach and recruiter for what seems like one hundred years.

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com is there to change that with great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.

Connect with me on LinkedIn

Getting More LinkedIn Connections

 

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter offers simple ways to get more LinkedIn connections.

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