Jeremy Schifeling is a master at mastering LinkedIn. Today you will learn the secrets only someone who has worked for Linkedin can share. Adapting methods, you will hear today, will make the difference between being found by a recruiter and being passed over for another candidate. The tips you will listen to are for all levels of users of this site. LinkedIn can work even better for you when you have the right tools in your kit. Don’t miss this enlightening discussion about something you may have thought you had figured out!
In This Episode:
[02:34] Jeremy’s background at LinkedIn. His book is titled Conquer LinkedIn. Get your Dream Job. Own Your Future
[08:42] Being found on LinkedIn and working on the algorithm. How important is posting your picture
[13:45] The bias of your job history and breaking into the “golden” companies
[19:28] Finding unique connections on LinkedIn and how to use the 300 characters wisely
[38:29] Jeremy’s best tips for making LinkedIn work for you
[48:00] Diversity or lack thereof on LinkedIn
[50:48] Free offer for the book review
The key to being found on LinkedIn is your profile. The key to your profile is using keywords that enable recruiters and networkers to see you. Therefore, you need to be strategic.
To break through barriers and obtain positions at organizations like Facebook and Google is to know someone and be referred. Don’t be afraid to ask someone in those organizations for a referral. They receive a finding fee when you are hired. So you will not be a bother.
LinkedIn offers interview prep for the specific industry of interest. Watch the recording and analyze the areas needing improvement.
Jeremy Schifeling has devoted his career to helping others succeed in theirs. From teaching kindergarten in Brooklyn to recruiting top students at Teach For America to leading education marketing at LinkedIn, he’s touched the lives of millions of people at every stage of their journeys. Along the way, he’s published the best-selling LinkedIn book on Amazon, served as a career coach for military veterans and MBA students at the University of Michigan, and produced the most-viewed video in LinkedIn’s history. He currently leads marketing at Khan Academy and shares his thoughts on Break into Tech, a site for anyone who wants to launch a tech career.