Your LinkedIn Location Tells People Where You’re Going

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Your LinkedIn Location Tells People Where You're GoingOpen up any popular job board. Go ahead. Do it now. I’ll wait.

Question: what are the 2 pieces of information they need from you?

Answer: Job title and Location

If this is how most people search for a job, then it’s also how most recruiters search for candidates. Job title and location.

And most recruiters don’t want far-away candidates, these are people who they’ll have to relocate just to start a role. So they usually start searching for local talent.

The problem for you is that very often, you don’t live in the place where you eventually want to work.

So in order to get on their radar, all you need to do is change your location to the place where you want to be.

Is this ethical? Yes. First off, the Location area in LinkedIn doesn’t say, “Current Location”, it just say “Location”.

Second, if your #1 goal is to find meaningful work and the only way to get noticed by the right recruiters is to change your zip code, then do it. You’re not hurting anyone. You’re not lying.

If a recruiter gets you on the phone, you should tell them, of course, that you might need a few days to arrange travel to meet them.

If you live where you want to work, then you’re basically removing yourself from consideration by leaving this part of your profile blank!

Joshua Waldman, author of Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies, is recognized as one of the nation’s top authorities in Social Media Career Advancement. To learn Joshua’s secret strategies for shortening the job search and getting the right job right away, watch his exclusive video training here:

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