How to use LinkedIn to land the job you want!

by K B , updated on April 19, 2016

How you can use LinkedIn to find the job you want in Australia.

I’ve been blogging for over 6 years on how to use LinkedIn to find a job in Australia.

I am a big fan of LinkedIn as I personally have been able to use it to change my career, and apply this knowledge to help many other professionals looking for a job.

If you’re really busy and searching for a new job, LinkedIn represents a great opportunity to have your profile do much of the hard work for you.

The reason I say this is while many of Australia’s professional population understand that LinkedIn is a useful business tool (in 2015 there were 3.5 Million + Australians on the site), we’re not actually making the most of the opportunity that it presents.

My research shows that in Australia, less than 10% of people pay attention to their LinkedIn headline, or have a summary section on their LinkedIn profile that explains the value they can add to others in a compelling and readable way.

So if you’re looking for a role, even making changes to these two sections of your profile can help you stand out among the crowd who simply don’t bother.

To help you use LinkedIn to find a job, download my free report by clicking here or on the image and/or read my many posts on LinkedIn below.

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Best of the InterviewIQ blog on how to use LinkedIn to find a job in Australia

Here are my most popular recent blog posts on how to use LinkedIn to find a job in Australia.

These cover creating a powerful summary section, writing a findable and clickable headline, networking to create your own job, and much much more…..enjoy.

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If it all seems too hard, too confusing, and/or too time consuming, you are not alone.

That’s why our clients come to us. We can optimize your LinkedIn profile to help you be found by headhunters and recruiters.

Visit our optimize your LinkedIn profile page to find out more about how we can help you.

For a quote email – TeamIQ@interviewiq.com.au or call me, Karalyn Brown on 0439 595 687.

 

K B

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onewhale June 21, 2010 at 12:32 pm

RT @InterviewIQ: #linkedin #jobsearch Why don’t Australians love LinkedIn? http://interviewiq.com.au/professionalli

InterviewIQ June 21, 2010 at 12:22 pm

#linkedin #jobsearch Why don’t Australians love LinkedIn? http://interviewiq.com.au/professionalli

Anoush Fanaeian September 26, 2011 at 6:53 am

I have joined LinkedIn but any time I want to logon does not accept my email address or/and my password. It does not even give me a chance to tell them that please maybe I have forgotten something. Help me to find my real user name or/and password so that I can have access to LinedIn. Please help.
Thanks,
Anoush Fanaeian

Anoush Fanaeian September 26, 2011 at 6:54 am

I have forgotten my username or password please help

karalyn September 26, 2011 at 5:21 pm

Hi Anoush, You should be able to access the customer service team at Linkedin – and send them an email. Try this page: https://help.linkedin.com/app/ask/subject/Password%20Reset%20Link%20Problems

peter ward December 8, 2011 at 11:09 pm

Is there a section where i can post my resume both here in australia and overseasekind regards peter thanks

karalyn December 11, 2011 at 4:43 pm

Hi Peter, Your profile is effectively your resume and if you have your settings open, then people can view it. If you’d like to reach out overseas, you may need to contact recruiters working in that space directly. Linkedin is a great platform for that as well. Karalyn

peter ward December 15, 2011 at 9:36 pm

Dear Karalyn thanks for your comments december 11 2011 yes id very much like to exstend my resume to oversease viewers how do i go about that please thanks peter

Joel Torrens May 27, 2012 at 7:05 pm

i think im in love with you, karalyn <3

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