A Smart Trick for Landing a New Job

April 9, 2014 | By | Comments (2)

Steel-Chair_300Here are two words sure to fill you with dread: job hunting. Whether you’ve lost your position from economic downturn or are just looking for a change, job-hunting is stressful, time-consuming, and can feel absolutely endless.

Here’s the good news: You can stack the odds in your favor. Nicole Williams, the resident career expert at the career networking site LinkedIn, has a quick trick that can yield big results: Simply writing a weekly post on LinkedIn makes hiring managers ten times more likely to view your profile. Hopefully, more interest from hiring managers will mean more interviews.

Now, what to post? Share newsworthy articles about your industry, says Miriam Salpeter, the author of Social Networking for Career Success. You want to appear to be in the know, and passionate about your field.

Also: You have a picture on your profile page…right? Most people won’t click on your profile unless you do (same goes for Twitter, and just about every other social network out there.)

Happy hunting! Now that you’re landing job interviews, just make sure to avoid these common interview mistakes.

COMMENTS

  1. maryjwhitcomb (@maryjwhitcomb)

    hi

    April 9, 2014 at 2:20 pm
  2. food4thoughtnyc

    That’s good to know. I have my blog posts automatically publishing on my LinkedIn site but I didn’t realize that would increase my chances with hiring managers as much. Thanks for sharing this useful tip!

    April 10, 2014 at 4:00 pm

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