So you guys, I just got featured on Get Hired by LinkedIn News’ Mariah Flores’ Newsfeed! This will mark my thirty-third time being featured as part of a LinkedIn News post. Here’s to more in the latter part of 2023!

Please check out this fantastic article by LinkedIn as part of their weekly News’ Get Hired editorials from Mariah Flores with our president, Matt Warzel, as a contributor – ๐—›๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—ง๐—ผ ๐—จ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—œ๐—ป ๐—ง๐—ผ ๐—™๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ ๐—๐—ผ๐—ฏ ๐—”๐—ณ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐˜†๐—ผ๐—ณ๐—ณ

In today’s fast-paced professional landscape, imagine having a versatile platform at your fingertips that caters to your job aspirations, whether you’re actively looking for opportunities or just open to new ones knocking on your virtual door. That’s where LinkedIn comes into play, a digital powerhouse that offers a one-stop-shop for both eager job hunters and those simply open to fresh career adventures.

Think of it as your personal toolkit, packed with features for building genuine connections, uncovering job prospects, and showcasing what makes you uniquely you. And when life throws you a curveball like a layoff, updating your LinkedIn profile becomes as essential as fine-tuning your resume.

Beyond being a digital resume repository, LinkedIn is like a buzzing virtual coffee shop โ€“ a place to mingle with professionals, pick their brains, and even stumble upon your next big break.

Whether you’re scouting for insights from peers who share your career path or eyeing that dream job, LinkedIn offers a front-row seat to professional networking, learning, and growth.

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The Place (or Platform) To Be

In addition to being a wonderful place for building connections, career coach Matt Warzelย sees LinkedIn as a place to learn new topics of interest and gain perspective into career trends.

For some members, the platform is all about sharing โ€ฆ sharing insights, stories and job opportunities.

โ€œI love being able to also post and attract new people into my circle that I can network with and communicate value offerings that help each of us grow personally and professionally.โ€

Updating Your Profile Is a Must

To really reap the benefits of LinkedIn that both Valancy and Warzel note, you need to actively keep your profile up to date with new skills, featured content, professional accomplishments, online courses, degrees and even layoff announcements.

Think of your profile as a summary of your professional journey; your story.

Some recruiters and hiring teams use LinkedIn to source potential candidates. Applying on an external site? You may still be asked to provide a link to your profile. Either way, itโ€™s imperative that your profile is optimized, accurate and a great representation of your professional background.

โ€œFill in your profile, auto-populate all your content so you can show up inย LinkedIn Recruiterย searches, and stay active. [R]ecruiters love using LinkedIn to source and/or vet potential candidates,โ€ Warzel advises.

You never know whoโ€™ll discover your profile and reach out, so prepare just in case.

Connections Can Lead to Opportunities

Like with any other relationship, professional connections require some level of consistency to be successful. โ€œNetworkย and reach out to like-minded people or decision-makers and build a connection. Then schedule a time to continuously stay on top of this relationship cultivationโ€ says Warzel.


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