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Use LinkedIn to Spy on Current Talent



We all know LinkedIn for the Connections but... I love them for the ability to spy on companies!


Once you’ve identified a company you plan to apply for, do your research!


Part of that research should be looking at who’ve they’ve already hired!


Did you know you can go to a company’s profile and find ppl who currently work for them? You’ll want to find someone who currently works in a position similar to the one you’ll be applying for.


This will give you the ability to see how you compare and contrast to their current talent!


If this person has less experience, certifications, or management experience than you, it can be a clue to how competitive of a candidate you’ll be going into the application process.


If you find that this person is listing information you have but haven’t included in your resume, you’ll want to go back and update you resume for that position.


If you have less skill, qualification and accomplishments than this person, it means you’ll have room to grow in this position. Be aware of this going in.


Having the ability to spy on the current talent can hep you better understand what a company may be looking for.


Although this information doesn’t tell us everything we need to know about the company it sure helps take a more strategic approach to how you market yourself to that company!


What other things do you love or hate about LinkedIn?


Comment with your own personal LinkedIn Job Search Tips!


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