It’s true; there are a lot of layoffs happening in today’s business world. However, if you know what to look for, you might just be able to find yourself a job. Let’s stop worrying about layoffs and start paying attention to who’s hiring. Here are three ways you can find hiring companies on LinkedIn.
1. Job Title Search
One of the easiest ways to find the position you’re looking for is to search for the job title you want. To narrow the search, you’ll want to look for postings within the past week. Be creative with your job title search. Are you looking for a new career path? This is the perfect way to find that path.
2. Use Hashtags
Likely the most effective way to search LinkedIn job opportunities is to make use of their hashtags. By searching hashtags such as #hiring, #opentowork, #jobsearch, #recruitment, #hireme, #careers, or anything else you can think of to broaden your job search, you’ll be able to sift through posts, people, and those actively sharing jobs. You can even post the #hiring hashtag (among others) to your own LinkedIn feed, and others searching that same hashtag will find you.
Networking remains one of the greatest tools for finding a job. Talking to friends, colleagues, and coworkers not only keeps your finger on the pulse of hiring jobs but also lets one and all know you are looking for your next job. Who is hiring? Who is getting ready to hire? You might just find the perfect position simply by talking to the right people. More often than not you can find out more information through networking than by normal means of putting your nose to the grindstone. Export your LinkedIn connections. Start reaching out to one person per day via email (it’s under the Contact Info on their profile) with a simple message of “How are you doing”? That’s all it takes to get the conversation started.
These are just three of the ways you can easily use LinkedIn to find your next job. It doesn’t take a lot of effort, just a little diligence. By putting your name out there, you’ll have more of a chance to activate your career dreams and be seen by hiring managers and recruiters.