Monday, April 20, 2009

Break Down The Doors And Get The Job Interview Using Linkedin

In this economy, many of us are struggling with questions like, “How do I find a job?” or “What do I have to do to get an interview?”

Here is a quick story about a college senior who took a sales approach.

After making several attempts to breach the corporate walls of his target company and failing to accomplish his task, he decided to leverage the power of his network. He did a search in Linkedin for the company, discovered someone in the target organization that shared a connection with him, and asked his connection for an introduction. One week later, he’s in a NYC Starbucks for a job interview.

In sales parlance, he got a referral. And that referral allowed him to get in the door, something that he had failed to do on his own.

If you are out there pounding the pavement, wondering how to get into companies that you know could use your stuff, or if you are looking for a way to get a job interview with a company, make Linkedin your first stop. It’s so much easier to be walked in the front door by a trusted referral than by attempting to scale the walls on your own.

Landing A Job Interview, Thanks To Linkedin.