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LinkedIn’s #OpenToWork is a way to stand out and be seen

posted on July 8th, 2020 in Career,Hiring,LinkedIn Tools | Apps; 2 Comments

#OpenToNetwork
JOB SEARCH

If you find yourself in a job search, this post is for you. If you know someone in a job search, my guess is that you do, please share it with them and encourage them onward.

LinkedIn’s vision statement has never been more relevant.

Create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce.

Having watched LinkedIn daily for the last 15 years, it seems that they are more committed than ever to this vision.

There are several ways LinkedIn brings this to their platform. #OpenToWork is the latest example, and several people have asked me about it over the last few days. Thanks to Karen Russell and Renee DeVaughn for prompting this blog post.

While I am usually not an advocate for promotional or gimmicky add-ons, including emojis and special characters on a profile, I am suggesting people use the #OpenToNetwork photo frame. See how to add this feature below.

Why?

According to LinkedIn, there are over 10 million employers and 7.5
million monthly job postings on LinkedIn.

And, 70% of people were hired at a company where they had a connection.

In our 2020 world, where people who might be hiring are distracted and overwhelmed, letting them know you’re available for hire is a good idea.

If you have lost your job in 2020, the year that began with the lowest unemployment rate in more than 50 years, you can benefit from addressing your current situation on your LinkedIn profile, cover letter, and interviews. People understand.

Create a LinkedIn profile that enables you to stand out. The #OpenToWork photo frame is one way to increase your visibility to recruiters, your connections, and all LinkedIn members.

Here are some additional resources as you consider your job or career search. Each of these resources will provide the insight you need to position yourself for your next career landing.

Watch Jim Cusick’s webinar on increasing your visibility for job search and check out our other job search resources.

We’ve created in:side to elevate your LinkedIn presence and network. These resources from complimentary to a small investment are a minimum investment as you prepare for your next role.

How to add the #OpenToWork photo frame to your profile

  • Tap your profile picture > View Profile.
  • Tap Get started from the Show recruiters you’re open box in your introduction card (at the top of your profile).
  • Provide the requested information in the screen that appears.
  • Tap Add to profile.

Open to Work Tutorial

There is no better way to reach a large number of people who can be of help to you during your job search. Each step you take is important and relevant.

Colleen McKenna launched Intero Advisory for businesses focused on increasing their sales and talent initiatives. Since 2011 Intero Advisory, a LinkedIn consulting, coaching and training firm has been engaged by more than 240 companies. Intero shakes up the status quo with a 'personal' approach to business by maximizing an individual's network, personal brand, and expertise.

Currently there's 2 comments on “LinkedIn’s #OpenToWork is a way to stand out and be seen”

  • Samantha Groff

    commented on July 9, 2020

    This is a super helpful. Thank you for sharing! I now have the fancy green ring around my head-shot.

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