LinkedIn is a great tool for local or international job search.
LinkedIn is an immensely powerful instrument for every single employed person, not to mention job-seeking foreigners and expats.
If you are only using this social media platform to update your profile and wait for recruiters to reach you, then you are probably missing the boat. LinkedIn is also renowned as a great professional networking tool. LinkedIn is a great tool for local and international job searches, with a plethora of information about international groups, companies and contacts.
With acute features in your strategy and plan for your job search strategies, you will achieve your career goals faster. Let’s assume that you learned about a developing company with a global connection in your city or abroad. With this happening around you, did it ever occur to you that they might need your services?
LinkedIn has the visibility, network and branding to cover all your needs in your effort for an international job search. Before LinkedIn existed, you were probably only making a few calls to companies or just passively applying to them. Without LinkedIn, you can only find out someone in your network who knows someone who is employed there or even calls the HR department, but how many times have these attempts yielded results? Most of them may be now ineffective, slow or clumsy.
Speed up your job search
Being connected on LinkedIn will help to speed up your international job search process. You will not need to spam or annoy your connections to get a point of entry when you have limited information. When you are in the recruitment process for a job and you are curious to know more about this company, just log into your LinkedIn account and run a search. You will be surprised by your connections on your network who are connected to the international company you are trying to access.
International LinkedIn Group
It doesn’t end with you networking only with your friends- connect yourself with international groups with related career fields, as this will give your profile more visibility globally. With these groups, you can discuss topics that are relevant to everyone.
Company LinkedIn profile
Many companies create company pages to represent and promote themselves online. This is similar to a fan page on Facebook, with a more professional purpose. The page will shed basic information about the company, and posted jobs in the dedicated LinkedIn section. All this information will help in finding yourself a job with the potential help of a job search strategist or a career coach.
LinkedIn is meant for networking, so don’t think twice about using it as one. Once you are on a networking site, you will need to interact with others so please do so. It’s well known that LinkedIn is popular due to its global connection, which in other words helps you land a job abroad. This could put an end to your frustrating international job search. Foreigners and expats use LinkedIn for their international job search across the globe. It not only helps you find a job internationally but also helps with for planning your future career.
Using LinkedIn strategically for your international job search is a great tool to present your profile and help you land your dream job. Keep in mind that it is important to regularly update your profile for your job search or branding purposes.
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About U Diverse’s founder:
Magali Toussaint is the founder of U Diverse. She is a certified talent acquisition strategist, an ICF-certified leadership and career coach, cross-cultural trainer and job search strategist with an extensive career in recruitment, HR, diversity, and education. She has lived and worked in over four countries and speaks French, English and Dutch.