EP 1922 How Do People Find Me Through LinkedIn? People are often curious about how they are found on LinkedIn. In this video, I explain how recruiters find you . . .or don’t

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I thought I would do a video today talking about how people find individuals on LinkedIn.

You're a recruiter, you're trying to fill a job, and you want to locate someone through LinkedIn. What do you do?

Now, I'm going to I'll explain the basic to you and just simply say, at the very top in the black ribbon, there's a search box. And if you click in there, you'll see an option for people. And the first thing it's going to do is give you all your connections.
But, if along the top underneath the black ribbon on the right hand side, you'll see an option called all filters. If you click on that, there's a drop down, and it's going to offer you a number of different choices. First name, last name, title, company school someone went to, or they have first second or third level connections, company someone worked at, where they're located. A connection of . . . whether they previously worked at a particular firm, the industry that there were in, the profile language, the school that they went to and nonprofit interest.
Now, for you as a non-recruiter, that as much as they'll show you. However, recruiters will purchase a service from LinkedIn called LinkedIn Recruiter. What LinkedIn Recruiter is best known for is the ability to search keywords as well. They can be more fine in the geography and thus locate people more specifically.
So, if you have a standard, or even a low end paid account, not all these filters are available to you for your networking. Often what you're doing is, in the search box, let's say you're looking for people. What you're ultimately doing is trying to find a connection of yours in a specific area of the country who's currently working for a particular firm but you don't have the keyword option.
I'm going to try one thing here and see something. If I type that the technology term, "Java" into the search box, I don't have a way of doing anything more than seeing if I have a first second or third level connection that uses that term. And I can now by geography and by company, but it feels more complicated than I would like.
LinkedIn recruiter makes that this a little bit easier. Now, you can go through this process for your connections, you can't go more broadly than that. What you try to do on your side is trying to follow a particular company that you're interested in networking into using that keyword. Again, I'm going to use Java, or I'll try the word, "compliance" has another role. If I will just try accountant as a keyword and the first response is you get the option of, in my case is 3 million accountant responses. I've got a 24,000 person first level connection. You can from there, go to , try and narrow it by first level connections and by the location. With location, I'm going to just try a quick experiment.
You can narrow it down by the area. So, for example, if you look at LinkedIn, you'll see this as part of the search area, you can't do it by specific zip code as you might on some other platforms. But this becomes your way that you can try and network into organizations. And it's the way that recruiters find you.


JeffAltman, The Big Game Hunter
JeffAltman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves career coaching, all as well as executive job search coaching, job coaching, and interview coaching. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1900 episodes, and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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