If you’re one of the many looking to kickstart a new career in 2024, the good news is you’re far from alone. The bad news? It’s easy to get overwhelmed when working your way through the endless postings on sites like LinkedIn and Indeed.
Fortunately, Andrew McCaskill, a top career expert at LinkedIn, stopped by to share his top tips for using the platform to your advantage. It turns out that a few quick setting changes on your account could see you on the shortlist for your dream job. After all, some old adages exist for a reason. “Here’s the deal, the early bird gets the worm. When you respond to a recruiter quickly, they’re much more likely to respond back to you,” McCaskill told TheStreet.
Check out his other tips in the video above.
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Andrew McCaskill: My tip for using LinkedIn is, number one, take full advantage of all of our tools. The first one, job alerts.
I love job alerts because you set the criteria for a job that you’re looking for, and every time a job that meets your criteria hits our platform, you get an email straight to your inbox. Here’s the deal, the early bird gets the worm. When you respond to a recruiter quickly, they’re much more likely to respond back to you.
The second tool is job preferences. You get a chance to pick all of the things that are really important to you, like 401(k) matching or work life balance or being able to work remotely. And when those jobs hit our platform, you get an email about those as well. It highlights them so you can be smarter about your job search.