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Check out Christi’s innovative idea below and for more ideas on how to get social with your career read (or reread!) the original post.
Christi’s how-to for making an online introduction:
On LinkedIn, I created a weekly alert for new hiring managers that my contacts have connected with that week. In my case the hiring manager for the job I want would be a Vice President of Marketing. This alert sends me an email each week listing all the new VPs of Marketing that are now in my 2nd level network that I can easily get introduced to.
Here’s how to set it up:
. Click on the Advanced option in the People Search area.
. Fill in the Title field with the title of your hiring manager (set up an alert for different titles if you need to)
. Scroll down to Relationship and check the 2nd Connections box
. (Fill in any other variables you want to filter on)
. Then hit the Search button.
. On the top right of the Results screen, click the +Save Search option and set the name and timing of your alert.
You’ll be surprised how many hiring managers you can get introductions to.
How many of you utilize LinkedIn this way? Tell us in the comments!