When a potential employer Googles you, what will they find? Facebook pictures of your birthday party? Photos of your dog on Flickr? Hopefully, they’ll also find your professional profile on LinkedIn.com.
This professional networking site is well-optimised for search, so it appears high in search results. Your profile creates a branded page for you, with a URL you can use in your CV.
Let people know you are looking for a job by using your status on your profile (but remember your current boss might see this!)
Enhance your profile by getting some recommendations from colleagues or clients
Join groups which show off your specialties, such as the FD group or the ICAEW group
Find contacts in companies you are interested in
Use the job search area to find vacancies posted to the site