Mod one is almost over and the job hunt is ramping up for many of us here at Owen. There are many companies on campus each week now, all looking for incredible interns to fill their summer positions and smart graduates to come on their team full time. But what if your ideal company isn’t coming on campus? Or what if you have specific geographic targets?
Why not use LinkedIn to find a job? I’m here to show you how!
Step One – Make sure you have a complete profile, when you look at jobs through LinkedIn it can attract recruiters to your profile, so be ready to make a good impression.
Step Two – Use the search function to find what you’re looking for. You can do something as simple as ‘MBA Intern’ or something more complex like ‘MBA AND Marketing’ with filters for the San Francisco Bay area.
Results for ‘MBA Intern’
Results for ‘MBA AND Marketing’ with filters for the San Francisco Bay area
Step Three – Reach out to your network to better position your application as an internal referral or a personal introduction to the recruiter. Making a personal connection to the company will help you stand out from the crowd of applicants.
If you have upgraded your account to include inMails, use those to reach out to a recruiter at the company and personally state your interest in the company and position. When possible, it is highly encouraged to mention someone that you have in common to gain a better response.
Step Four – Repeat different search options and continue to reach out to your network to find your perfect job!