Whether you’re officially looking for a new job or just trying to get noticed by the right people in case they might be interested in you, the number one thing you need to do is get more LinkedIn profile views from the hiring managers at your target companies.
LinkedIn made significant changes and updates to its site in the first half of 2020—too many to discuss in one article. Therefore, I’ve put these LinkedIn updates in three buckets: those that are applicable to all members, company page changes, and changes for job seekers.
Your LinkedIn network is one of your most valuable business assets. Therefore, you should add people to your network very strategically. But people change and circumstances change, and occasionally you may find it necessary to do some network pruning.
What LinkedIn steps should you be taking right now to prepare yourself for a possible job switch in the near future? Since the pandemic hit, this is the #1 question I get from people who are looking to upgrade their careers. In response to this question, here are five specific action steps you can implement right now.
What percentage of your LinkedIn connections are in your target audience? That’s a question I’ve been asking over the past few years. Here are the answers I get from the majority of the people:
I don’t know
Never thought about that
Maybe 10 to 15 percent
That tells me most people aren’t being very strategic in adding connections to their LinkedIn networks and maybe need a little tuneup on how to strategically grow their networks.