What’s New on LinkedIn
Two big updates have happened on LinkedIn in the past few weeks and you may not have seen them, but they are more than likely helpful to you. First, the Alumni page now offers deeper searching and it might be more insightful as you plan your career. Second, the Job Seeker tools have also been updated…
If you haven’t been using the Alumni page on LinkedIn, shame on you! First, here’s a link to the post I wrote back in October about this great tool. It is possibly the easiest way to find alumni from any of your schools and reach out to them based on their location and/or function. And the added bonus of our awesome Employer Relations Team in the CMC is that if you can’t reach out on LinkedIn, all you need is a name and a quick email to Sylvia Boyd or Peter Veruki. Then you will be in touch in no time!
But now you can search based on even more fields! Now you can just click on the arrow on the right side of the screen to see “What they studied”, “What they’re skilled at”, and “How you’re connected”. Now, you can look for someone in consulting and see what skills are most popular amongst those people. Then, you can focus your time at Owen building those skills or selling the skills you have to the recruiters that you meet. And as always, you can reach out to your connections in this field to learn more through an informational interview.
For more information check out the official LinkedIn blog
Are you still searching for the perfect job? Well here is a great tool to get you closer to the best one for you, especially after you’ve exhausted the CMC resources. Here’s the new look…
Things to note:
1.) Search is front and center! Don’t forget that you can use Boolean phrases including ‘AND, OR, NOT, “”, and *.
2.) Jobs you may be interested in is the main attraction. These are brought to the forefront using a personalized algorithm based on your background and skills.
3.) Below that you’ll find Jobs in your Network, which is great since it means you definitely have a connection or two that can put you in touch with the right person.
4.) On the right side are tools to make your job search easier by allowing you to save jobs and searches while also keeping track of the jobs you have applied to.
Finally, for more tips and tricks, check out this Fast Company article.