First start joining groups of your affiliations. You want to make sure that the groups have enough employer members. Join the group and take a look around. Are there employers you would want to work for in this group? Keep in mind that the connections you can make via Groups may also share your information if you allow them to. This can be a very good thing for a job seeker.
Some group managers may review your request to join or ask for additional information to make sure you meet their membership criteria. Any interaction can get you connected on LinkedIn. Membership approval is solely up to the group manager so act like you were in an interview and be on your best behavior. Don't knock out any potential employers. Items such as location should not be a barried here. A potential employer may end up being a referral or the company may have another location in your hometown. Do your research and find out.
Research your own networks.What groups do they belong to? Join all groups that you find interesting. Remember, you can only join 50 groups at a time so make good, relevant choices here. LinkedIn also has a 'Groups You May Like' listed under the 'Groups' header.
There's a little known 'Share Article' URL you can use to post to all of your groups at the same time and effectively push your resume out to every relevant Hiring Manager or Recruiter in your network of groups.
It's important to remember to check the 'Post to Updates' and 'Post to Groups' boxes offered. Select the groups where you want your profile to be seen and include a paragraph (like a summary) letting readers know that you are looking for the right opportunity and are available to interview immediately. Getting your profile out there on this scale is massive to your success in getting more qualified interviews and finally landing that job.
Here's that URL I promised: Posting right into the browser leaving no spaces between the URL of LinkedIN and your profile:
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