Excerpt from book Ultimate Guide to LinkedIn For Business – by Ted Prodromou
So, let’s say you’re looking for a job. I bet you joined LinkedIn because everyone says it’s the best place to find a job. Almost every time I’d mention LinkedIn to someone, the person inevitably responds: “I signed up for LinkedIn but I’d never use it because I’m not looking for a job” or “I signed up for LinkedIn a year ago to get a job and I still don’t have one.” It seems like most people think LinkedIn is explicitly a job opportunity web site like Monster.com, of course I tell everyone that LinkedIn is a great job opportunity website but it is so much more.
Yes, LinkedIn is a great place to find a job if you know what you’re doing and you are willing to make the necessary effort. So many people think they just have to sign up for LinkedIn account and companies will magically find them and offer them a job. Well, I have some bad news for folks: Just signing up for LinkedIn will not get them jobs. Like everything else in life good things don’t come to you unless you work for it. You need to put in the effort to find a job, whether it’s on LinkedIn, another job site or in person.