How can I use LinkedIn to land interviews?

I’m looking for a new job and am wondering if LinkedIn is a good platform to use to find openings. I don’t have a lot of connections on there so I’m not sure if it’s worth my time.

There are a few ways you can use LinkedIn to land interviews.

  1. Use the search function to find companies you’re interested in and see if they have any job openings.
  2. See if you have any connections at the company who could put in a good word for you or introduce you to the hiring manager.
  3. Use LinkedIn’s InMail feature to reach out to potential employers directly.
  4. Join relevant LinkedIn groups and participate in discussions to get yourself noticed by potential employers.
  5. Make sure your LinkedIn profile is up-to-date and includes relevant keywords so that employers can find you when they’re searching for candidates.