Joining the right Groups can lead you to people who can help you achieve your job search goals.
But how do you find the right Groups for you to join?
If you’re at the point in your search where you’re actively networking into that next job, I’m assuming you will have already researched and identified several target companies, and determined who you need to connect with at those companies.
I’m also assuming you already have an on-brand, keyword rich, 100% complete Linked profile.
Here’s one way to find the right LinkedIn Groups, in 3 steps:
1. Working from your list of key people at your target companies, go to each one’s LinkedIn profile.
2. Look for the Groups they belong to and, if those Groups are a good fit for you, join them yourself.
3. Spend a little time getting a feel for the way that particular Group works, and slowly start contributing to existing discussions and starting your own. The idea is to position yourself, and become known, as a subject matter expert and thought leader.
It’s that easy! This is one way to begin rubbing elbows with key hiring decision makers at, or connected to, the companies you’re interested in working for.
Then, you can get busy building your executive brand with LinkedIn Groups.
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