They say it's all about who you know. Well, training matters a lot too. But knowing the right person at the right time could very well open a door of opportunity for you. Here's a tip that can help you find a lot of great connections in just a few steps by using LinkedIn.com. Assuming you have a profile on LinkedIn.com already (if you don't, read How to Create a Stellar LinkedIn Profile), try this:
Find the profile of someone in your network that could hire you. For example, if you're in a nursing program, you might go to the profile page of a human resources manager at a local hospital. If you aren't connected with someone like that—what are you waiting for?! Invite them to connect.
Once you're on the LinkedIn.com profile page of someone who could hire you, look for the “People Also Viewed” section. In this section, you're likely to see quite a few other people with the same or similar job title at other hospitals or companies.
One by one, click on all of the people in the “People Also Viewed” section who have job titles that could be helpful to you in your career. Visit each of their pages and invite them to connect.
When any of those people do accept your invitation to connect, send them a message thanking them and tell them a little about yourself. Then say that you hope you can help each other in the near future.
Once you connect with new people, go to their page and do the same thing.
You've searched through healthcare programs, enrolled in a school, trained for a career and now you're job hunting. Now, using these five steps, you may dramatically increase the number of people you are connected to who can help you advance your career or create new opportunities. Good luck!
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