Break Your Job Search Slump with LinkedIn

I was recently interviewed about LinkedIn and Social Recruiting in the Australian version of Men’s Health and as most of our readers live outside Oz (including myself) I thought I’d republish a little bit of the article here. Please note that I only endorse my blog and LinkedIn, the other tips are from Men’s Health.

Nick Broughall writes:

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Most guys use LinkedIn like a hot but problematic ex: you hook up every once in a while for an intense encounter, then lose interest again when she starts nagging you – in LinkedIn’s case with invites from former colleagues.

If you really want LinkedIn to be a career booster, you’ll need to put in the effort. That means investing hours into making your profile white-hot. You’ll also need to connect to as many people as you can who aren’t spammers. “The fact is, the more you connect, the more people you can find in searches and the more users can actually find you”, explains Sundberg. (Free;

Related: How Being ‘Creative’ on LinkedIn Won’t Do You Any Favours

By Jörgen Sundberg

Founder of Undercover Recruiter & CEO of Link Humans, home of The Employer Brand Index.