I’ve been working on a great project these past several months with a law firm helping them with some new hire training videos and building out an online help system.
Now, I know all contract assignments eventually wind down, so I thought I’d take a look at how LinkedIn might help me find my next assignment.
I’m sure most of us know that we can search LinkedIn by using by using this drop down here. This allows us to narrow our search to people, jobs, or certain companies. This is great if you KNOW what you’re looking for.
But since I don’t know necessarily know these types of details for my next project, I did an advanced search.
An advanced search allows me to narrow down my search to specific industries. Say the legal profession for example.
From there, I can specify Managing Partner in the Title field to find similar people to my contact now.
I also narrowed the search down to my local area.
Now I have a list of potential contacts, in my local market, just like the managing partner I’m working with on my current assignment. And with a little work, I could narrow this list down further and, ask my current contact for some introductions.
Advanced Search on LinkedIn opens all sorts of possibilities when you don’t necessarily know WHO you’re looking for. Make sure you check out Advanced Search to get the most out of LinkedIn.
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