How To Use LinkedIn – The New York Times

But don’t just post about anything — this isn’t Facebook or Instagram. “Stick to your area of expertise,” Ms. Wagadia said. “And definitely avoid engaging in political or religious debates. It just leads to a mudslinging contest, and if a recruiter or hiring manager sees that, they’re going to question your judgment.”

“If you’re looking for a job at a certain company, start by doing an advanced search to find people you have something in common with at the company, and reach out to them,” said Michael Quinn, senior manager at Ernst & Young who specializes in helping organizations attract talent.

Avoid coming off as transactional, though. “Start by looking at their content and engage based on that,” Mr. Quinn said. “Don’t just message people because you want something.” He suggests sharing a little bit about your professional life and commenting on their

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LinkedIn Begins Rolling Out Career Explorer Tool

LinkedIn’s new “Let’s Step Forward” spot takes on the stigmas surrounding unemployment, and the professional network rolled out some new features and updates Thursday to further help those who are out of work.

Global head of product Tomer Cohen said in a blog post Thursday, “The economic toll of the Covid-19 pandemic has left more than 140 million people out of work and another 1.6 billion at risk of income loss—with low-income workers, women and underrepresented communities the hardest hit. LinkedIn is in a unique position to help. With 14 million-plus open jobs and a professional community of more than 722 million people worldwide, we have the tools and resources to help many of those derailed by the pandemic reclaim their careers. We’re seeing people come to LinkedIn in record numbers to search for jobs—nearly 40 million each week—and despite a challenging job market, three people are getting hired on

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How to navigate job hunting amid COVID-19: 4 tips from a career expert at LinkedIn

For many recent graduates, the job hunt was put on hold when the pandemic hit.

This year, millions of people around the world have missed out on big milestones or have had to postpone important events like weddings due to COVID-19.

The same has happened to college seniors who missed out on their graduation ceremonies and were unable to kickstart their careers by finding their first jobs.

For Caitlyn Martyn, a recent graduate of Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, job prospects seemed attainable before the pandemic hit.

“I was having a lot of interviews, I was pursuing some really exciting opportunities that were, in my opinion, like dream job type situations,” said Martyn. “I was really like moving along in the interview process.”

But then, when the pandemic began, the job hunt was

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