Friday, January 21, 2011

Use Linked In to Find a Job

"Be proactive" was Mike Gross from Linked In's advice to job hunting students at Central Park Library yesterday. He showed us how to find out more about the companies you want to work for, their open positions and how to network using Linked In. There are one million companies on Linked In worldwide.

Linked In is a 90 million member social networking site for professionals looking for work or a promotion or career change. Its mission statement is to connect the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful.

He introduced us to Career Explorer (read more on the Linked In blog) now in beta version which helps you see the career path others have taken to get to a particular job.

His tips for setting up a Linked In profile

  • it's not a resume, the more it's filled out the better

  • connect with at least 30 professionals

  • join relevant groups

  • "Follow" companies

  • Leverage Career Explorer

For more great, free classes, check out our calendar on the library's website.

posted by mb