Last week’s blog post addressed using a LinkedIn Company Profile search to find the head of Human Resources, the hiring manager, or the Recruiter for an online job application.
This wasn’t just about “Creeping” it was also to find to find their name so you could use it to address your Cover Letter and to research the person in charge of hiring so that you can to tailor your Cover Letter or Resume to more specifically appeal to the person and show them that you have the skills needed to do the job (using terms that they are used to using). This will give you a better chance of getting the interview, and hopefully landing the job.
If you can’t find them through a Company Profile search, it’s time to take things to the next level with a LinkedIn “Advanced” People search.
To access the Advanced People Search, login to your LinkedIn Profile and click on “Advanced” located in the far right of the search bar.
Once you’ve reached the Advanced Search Page, begin entering your selected search terms.
Let’s say you’re searching for Google’s head of Human Resources. Here are three ways you could try finding them:
1. Enter “Human Resources” in the Title field, and enter “Google” in the Company field (as highlighted by the red arrows).
2. Enter “Google” in the Company field and “Human Resources” in the Keywords field (as highlighted by the purple arrow).
3. You could also try entering “Google” and “Human Resources” in the Keywords field.
Hit “Search” and see what you find!
If you are looking for a Recruiter, you would change the search term to “Recruiter” in either the Title or Keywords fields.
Or, if you are looking for the Hiring Manager, you would enter their job title in the Title field or the department name in the Keywords field.
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