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How can I use Linkedin more efficiently to find jobs in my industry?


Chris Shumate
Title: Accounting Manager
Company: Dominion Development Group, LLC
LinkedIn Profile
(Accounting Manager, Dominion Development Group, LLC) |

Join a group that is specifically aligned with your industry or expertise. I am a member of Accountants in Construction, Construction Accounting, Construction Financial Management Association, among others. As you can tell I am in the construction industry, as well as an accountant. People are constantly posting job advertisements on these boards. I would venture to guess other groups are doing the same.

Vincent Zeller
Title: Certified Public Accountant
Company: Looking for Opportunities
(Certified Public Accountant, Looking for Opportunities) |

Linkedin recently added "Signal". This has an advanced search in which you can search by industry. To find who is hiring in your network, put "Hiring" and then position as keywords and save. i.e. if looking for marketing, use "Hiring Marketing' as the keywords. This will show you who in your network has these words.
Suggest you have multiple searches set up.

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Barrett Peterson
Title: Senior Manager, Actg Stnds & Analysis
Company: TTX
(Senior Manager, Actg Stnds & Analysis, TTX) |

You have both "direct" and "indirect" options, both of which should expand but not relace your networking. The "direct" option should make use of "groups", and the "follow" function to follow companies and industry organizations. The "indirect" is to enhace you the brand. Key profile elements include "skills" and use of the Slideshare and Reading List applets. I encourage more experienced to sequence their profile as: Summary, Skills, Applets, history chronology, and Education.

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Wayne Spivak
Title: President & CFO
LinkedIn Profile
(President & CFO, |

Use LinkedIn to develop individual relationships. Find key players in your industry and try to meet them, either directly or indirectly via LinkedIn.

Jobs at our levels are really found on advertisements, but through individual to individual contact.

It is "who you know" and "what you know", but if you don't know whom to share that with, "what you know" won't help!


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