Job Search Preparation: Activating Your Network |

I speak about getting your network active to help you.

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I want to give you a tip, today, about how to get your LinkedIn network activated I notified that you are looking for a position. I don't claim credit for this 1. I have seen a number of people do this and I think it is a very smart idea.

Let's say you were laid off in May, in whatever year you are listening to this podcast. What you do is get a job on your profile and list your job title, the company you are at, "now available."  Maybe use the phrase in transition.  I like the term now available better because in transition is 1 of those catchphrases.  Now available is not a catchphrase.

But the phrase, "Now Available," in the job title and LinkedIn will broadcast the message to everyone that you are connected with to let them know that you are looking for work.  Some people will respond to congratulating you because they are not really paying attention.  But a lot of people will be notified and then you can follow up with them and speak with them further.


Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1200 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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