Did you know there are a couple of hashtags to use on LinkedIn as a job seeker? Keep reading!
Did you know there was a LinkedIn directory where you can look yourself up? When I discovered this little factoid, I was on L Page 1463, and now I am on L page 1501. Why? Because every second, two people join LinkedIn.
If you want to see what page you are on, here is the link and you check by your first name – https://www.linkedin.com/directory/people-a
If you want to keep tabs on what is going on on LinkedIn, check out their blog at https://blog.linkedin.com/. You can subscribe by clicking in the bottom right-hand corner of the page. You can further customize by topic of interest at https://blog.linkedin.com/topics.
Do you have a company page where someone says they work(ed) for you or attended your educational institution and really didn’t? This act may have been purposeful or it may have been completely innocent and in error. If you ask them to remove themselves and they do not, you can fill out this form on LinkedIn.
The hashtags for job seekers are #ONO and #opentowork
#ONO stands for open to new opportunities, and this can be in your headline or within your profile. It is searchable. Just type #ONO in the search bar and see, for yourself, what pops up.
#opentowork is also an option where you can let your network know you are open to new opportunities. Read this article, as well as other related articles on LinkedIn’s knowledge base for further details.
You can make this #opentowork feature public, so everyone sees it on your profile, or you can choose to make it open to recruiters only. Choosing open to recruiters would be the better choice if you are employed and privately looking for a job.
If you choose to share it with all LinkedIn members and make it open to the public, there is a new #opentowork photo frame available on LinkedIn. The perception of this photo frame might be either desperate for a job or ready to work. As we are each entitled to our own opinions, you decide what is best for you.
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Lynne Williams is the Executive Director of the Philadelphia Area Great Careers Group, a 501(c)3 nonprofit with over 6300 members and alumni providing career education and networking. Lynne also writes for vista.today, montco.today, and delco.today.