LinkedIn might just seem like a place where you list your employment history, but it's also a great platform for networking with other professionals in your industry. Plus, many employers use LinkedIn to search for candidates for open positions. Here's some advice for finding new job opportunities on LinkedIn.
Create a Comprehensive Profile
A robust LinkedIn profile can increase your visibility to hiring managers and other professionals. Your profile should include a headshot, your employment history, technical skills, education, and any formative experiences. Make sure to use a headshot that suits your industry. If you work in finance, a picture of yourself in a suit makes sense. But you can use a photo of yourself in more casual clothes if you're in a creative industry. You should provide comprehensive details about your most desirable skills and professional goals. Each time you earn a new certification, complete a major project, or receive a promotion, you should add this information to your profile. To make it easier for potential employers to find your LinkedIn profile, set your visibility to "public." Also, don't forget to select an industry because many employers use that category as a filter when searching for potential employees.