A Recruiting/Sourcing Pro Explains How to Use LinkedIn for Job Search

Binoculars I’ve referred my readers before to the candidate sourcing genius of Glen Cathey and his blog (Boolean Black Belt), which is must-read for me in my Google Reader. I enjoy learning from people who are at the top of their game and really appreciate the many folks out there who share so much of their hard earned knowledge for free on their blogs. Glen is most definitely one of those people and while he’s normally sharing complex methods and tips on how Recruiters and Sourcers can find candidates via the own internal databases, job boards, social networks and the internet, last week he posted a great tutorial for those in career transition on How to Use LinkedIn in Your Job Search.

As is his style, the post is long and includes several illustrations and “how-to” videos. It’s very detailed and worth spending some time with it to digest. If you’re interested in performing Company research, finding opportunities and making connections to those opportunities via LinkedIn, I’d recommend you bounce over there and take a look. Also, if you find the information valuable, leave Glen a comment letting him know that you thought so!

How to Use LinkedIn In Your Job Search Tips Include:

  • Using LinkedIn’s Job Search feature
  • How to identify the connections you already have to Jobs posted within LinkedIn
  • Finding connections on LinkedIn to jobs posted outside of LinkedIn
  • How to use LinkedIn Groups to communicate with people regarding job opportunities
  • Locating job opportunities posted within LinkedIn Groups
  • Advanced tip: How to “x-ray” LinkedIn to find Contacts outside of your Network
  • How to use LinkedIn to find and research Companies of interest

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One thought on “A Recruiting/Sourcing Pro Explains How to Use LinkedIn for Job Search

  1. Jennifer,
    Thanks for pointing this post out… and summing up some of its key points very nicely within your own post.
    While I’m not currently looking for a job, it’s still nice to bookmark posts like this.

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