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3 ways LinkedIn can help you find potential employers: Part 3

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This is the final post in our 3-part mini series outlining 3 key ways LinkedIn can help you find potential employers, whether this be for jobs, experience or placements.

You may already have a dream employer in mind, but are struggling to identify similar organisations to broaden your options.  This can be particularly difficult if your interests are quite niche. This post shows how you can use two features of LinkedIn to do this.

Part 1 of the series outlines how the advanced people search function can help you identify potential employers.

Part 2 of the series outlines how you can use the company search feature to identify employers by location and sector.

Whether you’re looking for experience, placements or a graduate job, it can sometimes be hard to identify potential relevant employers.  This is particularly so if you’re looking outside of the large multi-national organisations. Opportunities with other types of employers, or in other sectors, may not be as widely advertised, and many people actually find jobs and experience by pro-actively approaching employers of interest on a speculative basis. Continue reading

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How to net your dream graduate job: Proactivity pays

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Whilst many students don’t have any ideas about what they might want to do (see this post for help if that’s you), there are also many who will know exactly what they want to do, or at least have some ideas.  If you’re in the latter group and struggling to find opportunities of interest, or not getting anywhere with your applications, it could be time for a new approach to your job-seeking strategy.  In this post we outline how taking a more proactive approach to your job search can net you a job, and how to do it well.

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