Looking for new opportunities? Maybe you want to find your dream job, discover what you’re capable of, or connect with people from your past who could help you out.
LinkedIn is a great place to do that, especially thanks to its advanced search tool.
In this article, we’ll look at the best ways to use LinkedIn’s advanced search tool to unlock your potential and discover hidden opportunities.
It’s easier than you imagined – and you can start right away. Let’s get to it!
You can use advanced search to:
Uncover Your Potential
Did you study an obscure subject, such as Viking Studies or Stained Glass? (Yes, these are real).
Or do you have some special skills you’re not sure how to use?
Then why not look up other people who are similar to you, and see what they’ve done with their lives?
Just enter your degree title, or your unusual skills into the keywords box, hit search, and see who comes up.
You’ll find fascinating people and get some great ideas for your career.
You could even add the people you discover as connections, then interview them more about their life journey.
Find Out How to Get Your Dream Job
Do you know exactly what you’d love to do, but you’re not sure how to get there?
Enter the job title of the job you’d love into advanced search, and look at the people who come up. You’ll be able to check out their profiles to see the path their careers followed.
This will give you ideas for what you need to do to achieve your dream.
Again, consider connecting with the people you discover to find out more about them.
Find Past Work Colleagues
Lost contact with people you used to work with? If you think they might be able to help you, then it’s worth getting in touch.
LinkedIn’s advanced search helps you do that, even if you can’t remember their names and even if they’ve left the company.
That’s because you can search both by company and by past company. Run a search for people connected with your past employer, and you’ll find your old colleagues.
Now that’s an easy way to make a reunion!
Over to You
Have you ever used LinkedIn’s advanced search tool? If so, what did you discover? If not, give it a try, and let us know what you find.