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Land Your Dream Job: Linked In's Tips

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Research announced recently reveals that the UK workforce are confused about how to get ahead in a weak economy and land that dream job!

LinkedIn with Louise has created a 9 Minute Tips that you can use to get that dream job or show your boss you are the perfect person for that promotion. 9 minutes a day gives you complete focus – a time away to focus on you – to reflect on your current career status and more importantly, your career aspirations.

Here are some suggested activities you can easily slot into your 9 minute window and LinkedIn clearly provides a perfect platform to facilitate a wide number of these: Build your network: building and maintaining relationships is a major component of a successful career. Maintain relationships by recommending and congratulating others in their careers – everyone enjoys being recognized

Request recommendations from your networks as credibility is critical

Document achievements and wins on LinkedIn to stay current and relevant

Update your status every day and make sure your profile and photos are current

Expand on your thought leadership; lead a forum or LinkedIn group; publish an article; start a blog or speak publicly Use the power of video and create a video bio of yourself for your Linkedin profile.

Source staff – one of a manager’s hardest jobs. If you build your brand community, you’ll create fans who want to work for you.

Research. Make an effort to get to know more about your clients or partners and competitors – LinkedIn is a great place to start

How to keep it to 9 Minutes:

- Set a specific time of day for your 9 Minutes of continuous career management

- Set your iPhone alarm or computer alarm for nine minutes

- Turn off your phone – no distractions

- Do it during your lunch break, while commuting or while you’re drinking that morning tea or coffee

- Prioritize the actions

- Build a calendar each month with your nine-minute actions

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