Looking For Work In Houston? These 7 Steps Will Help You Get The Job You Want

This step-by-step guide teaches you how to maximize your LinkedIn profile and land that job you want.

Looking For Work In Houston? 7 Steps To Landing Your Next Job

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Table of Contents

  1. Step 1: Focus and Get Started.
  2. Step 2: Get Some Useful Keywords.
  3. Step 3: Update Your Resume.
  4. Step 4: Update Your Linkedin Profile.
  5. Step 5: Ask for Recommendations and Join Groups.
  6. Step 6: Test How It Looks.
  7. Step 7: Reach Out.

Step 1: Focus and Get Started.

Step 1: Focus and Get Started.

More than 30 million companies are listed on LinkedIn. Connect with the Houston Properties Team for a more comprehensive action plan on getting the job you want.

Here are 3 reasons why maximizing the use of your Linkedin profile can help with your job search immensely:


Step 2: Get Some Useful Keywords.

Step 2: Get Some Useful Keywords.

Doing good keyword research is an essential part of building up your LinkedIn profile and resume. With the right keywords, your profile we'll reach the right people.

Good keyword research is the no. 1 way to get attention on LinkedIn.

Using relevant keywords can help your profile be more visible to companies and recruiters.

Need more help? Check out this guide to having powerful keywords in your profile.


Step 3: Update Your Resume.

Step 3: Update Your Resume.

When it comes to updating your resume, you don't need to innovate or look for something new. The key is to look at a couple of good ones online to serve as pegs.

We don’t need to reinvent the wheel here; simply look for effective job resumes that are relevant to yours. Doing this gives you both a sense of what’s out there, and which ones are appealing.


Step 4: Update Your Linkedin Profile.

Step 4: Update Your Linkedin Profile.

This step is where your hard work comes into use. All the research should take your profile to another level.

At this point, you should have two lists ready:

Take the time to incorporate all the research you've done. Integrate keywords that fit and add the good bullet-point job descriptions that you found. By utilizing your hard work, updating your Linkedin profile should be a breeze.


Step 5: Ask for Recommendations and Join Groups.

Step 5: Ask for Recommendations and Join Groups.

The power of community can go a long way. Ask help from your friends and family for recommendations and join groups that are relevant to your field.

You can now go the extra mile and look for recommendations and groups to add to your profile. The more you improve your profile, the sooner you'll be ranked as a "Best Profile" on the platform.


Step 6: Test How It Looks.

Step 6: Test How It Looks.

Before your resume reaches a recruiter, there's a big chance it goes through a computer first. Test out how it looks to make sure it gets to the right hands.

jobscan.co is an optimization tool that simulates how screeners see your resume and grade it according to how well it looks on a computer.

Run your profile through the site and modify keywords or bullet points until you get a passing grade.

It’s important to note that 90% of the time, a computer will read your resume first before passing it on to a person. This step ensures that you’ll get through that process with flying colors.


Step 7: Reach Out.

Step 7: Reach Out.

With your LinkedIn profile upgraded and ready to go, the last step is returning to traditional networking.

Now that you’ve tapped into your digital network in the most efficient way possible, the last step is networking the “old fashioned” way. Go through your contacts and make phone calls to look for possible leads.

Here’s a process I want to suggest:


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