How to Find Great Jobs on LinkedIn

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How to Find Great Jobs on LinkedIn
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Laura Machan

Laura Machan

Laura Machan is a Partner, Recruitment Solutions for a major human resources consulting firm based in Toronto, Ontario. Although she has been recruiting for quite a few years, she still gets a big thrill from calling someone to set up an interview and an even bigger thrill when she hears a happy dance as she tells them when their new job starts. Laura lives with her family in Oakville, where she has lived for over 25 years, and is a significant contributor to the Canadian Federation of University Women - Oakville and Women in Nuclear, Golden Horseshoe Chapter.

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If you have spent any time at all on LinkedIn, you have noticed the huge potential for career development. Like any new platform, it can be a bit overwhelming. Here are few tips.

The LinkedIn Jobs App

This is a great app for apples and androids. You can easily add filter for skills and geography. You can save jobs for later or apply directly through the app using your LinkedIn profile.

The Jobs Tab on

The Jobs tab is kind of neat. It shows you who you know at the posting company. You can also click through to find out more about the organization.


Many of the Groups encourage their members to circulate job postings. This is nice because the posting is seen by a smaller audience.


Your Connections

Use the Advanced Search function (just to the right of the search box) to find people who either do what you do or better yet, manage people like you. Reach out and say “hi”. Say something nice about their profile. Remind them of your connected-ness.

People you would like to know

If you read a great article about your community or industry and someone interesting is quoted, reach out for a connection. Mention the article. People love to be noticed. This is a great way to grow your network of influential people.

Here is the sweet spot: you see a job on the app, you look for an Influencer in your network and send them a message. They make the introduction and Boom! You are in.

Spend an hour this weekend brushing up your profile. Someone interesting could be looking at it right now.



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