Connect with former managers & co-workers
Wondering why you should connect with past people who you worked with, it’s simple. A potential future employer or recruiter will want to see that you have the ability to do the job. People who you have worked with know your skills, potential, work attitude & what you can do better. Consider them as LinkedIn references, which can help evidence your work skills and also help with referrals.
Look at other LinkedIn profiles
It does no harm to look at other people’s profiles on LinkedIn. You may discover some new ideas to help your profile to stand out more or you can get an idea of the level of competition you face. Either way, looking at other profiles can help you to improve yours, especially if you new to LinkedIn and struggling to develop your profile.
Get referrals from past bosses & co-workers
When adding past bosses, line managers & co-workers, make sure you keep in contact with them. Don’t be afraid to let them know that you on a job search and what you are trying to achieve. You can ask them about introducing you to other people who could help or even a referral for a job. They can use their knowledge of your work history and their expanded networks to make more powerful introductions or requests.
Collect your recommendations
Nothing communicates a vote of confidence from your network quite like a recommendation. When anyone reads your LinkedIn profile, they can see exactly what other people have said about you. The viewer knows that you can't alter a recommendation; they’re more likely to trust the content and believe you're the right person for the job.