LinkedIn Referrals

October 22nd, 2015 | by Jason Alba |

I saw a post by Lisa Rangel, of Chameleon Resumes, titled LinkedIn Referrals: One More Reason to Properly Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile.

I hadn’t heard of referrals yet, but it makes sense to put this functionality into the product. It was kind of hard to figure out what the heart of referrals is, or why this is so awesome… but this post on VentureBeat explains it all.

Lisa says that this is as good a reason as any to update and beef up your Profile. I’m not sure if having a scrappy Profile will mean that you’ll be overlooked by anyone giving referrals, since the concept really comes down to who they know, but it really can’t hurt.

My argument is that it only takes a couple (give or take) hours to get a good enough Profile.  It’s not rocket science, but I’d give most people a C- grade on their Profiles.

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  1. One Response to “LinkedIn Referrals”

  2. By Thea Kelley, CEIC, CPRW, OPNS on Oct 30, 2015 | Reply

    For me, a big take-away here is: follow your target companies on LinkedIn, engage with their posts, etc. This new LinkedIn feature prioritizes candidates who do this.

    It’s a good idea even aside from LinkedIn Referrals! This is just one more reason to know what your target job market is and get informed about / connected to it, proactively.

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