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Checklist of best practices for getting a job (1)

Checklist of best practices for getting a job

These are the steps to finding the right job. Use this checklist to land your next opportunity

Find the right job
  • Search for relevant jobs on LinkedIn
  • Set up job alerts to ensure you’re receiving relevant job notifications for your job preferences
Apply and prepare for the job
  • Use the Resume Assistant feature in Microsoft Word to create your resume
  • Upload a default resume to save up to four additional resume options for different job descriptions
Update your LinkedIn profile
  • Add a recent profile photo
  • Having a photo can result in 21x more profile views
  • Update your current location
  • Update your education information
  • Add contact information
Make your profile stand out
  • Update the summary on your profile
  • Enable the #OpenToWork feature on Linkedin
  • Ask connections to endorse your skills
  • Ask your connections for recommendations
  • Take Skill Assessments to validate your skills and receive a badge to show your proficiency
Expand your professional network
  • Connect with similar professionals
  • Explore topics and conversations of interest in LinkedIn Groups
  • Request a referral
  • Contact the job poster
  • Follow the company’s LinkedIn page
  • Engage with the company’s content
Close your skills gap
  • Start learning and close your skill gaps