For many years I’ve said there is no silver bullet… not in job search, not on LinkedIn… it just doesn’t exist.
But I’ve finally found the silver bullet in a post from Job Jenny: How to strike gold with 2nd degree LinkedIn connections.
The bottom line is this:
- Search for an ideal prospect,
- See how you are connected to them,
- Ask for an introduction.
That’s it. It’s called networking, folks! Not the superficial almost-feel-good stuff most people do in the name of networking, which is stuck at the surface level. This is the real thing.
I don’t know how you can get around this. Know who you want to talk to, figure out who can give you an introduction, and then you actually have to communicate to the person!
That’s as close to a silver bullet as I can find.