This LinkedIn Best Practice Can Jump-Start Your Job Search

Jessica H. Hernandez
5 min readApr 22, 2022

In the last few editions of this newsletter, I’ve discussed different ways that you can use LinkedIn to its fullest potential plus shared many of the job search tools and features that can help you find your next job.

You can use all of the great tools, features, and job search shortcuts I’ve mentioned, but what will really jump-start and sustain your job search — plus help you effectively use LinkedIn to its fullest potential — is consistently posting and consistently engaging with other people’s posts.

The power of LinkedIn is in your engagement and activity on the platform.

Read that again.

The power of LinkedIn is in your engagement and activity on the platform.

If you want your network to grow, if you want to be visible to employers, and if you want to attract opportunities to you, then you need to be posting at least three times per week and investing 15–30 minutes actively commenting on your connections’ and company posts three times per week.

Commenting and engaging will:

  • Increase your network and recruiter visibility.
  • Expand your connections as you receive more connection requests and followers.
  • Create a stronger and healthier network as you build solid, mutually beneficial relationships with your connections.

If you’re wondering how you can be more proactive in your outreach, I’m providing a list of ten opportunities to reach out to your network.

1. Someone viewed your profile. Send them a connection request. LinkedIn will show you if you have mutual connections. This is an open door.

2. Someone sent you an invitation to connect. Message them to say thanks and introduce yourself if you’re not familiar with each other.

3. Your invitation to connect is accepted. Follow up with a personalized message to thank them and introduce yourself.

4. Someone in your network posted about a job change. Congratulate them. Make a note to…

Jessica H. Hernandez

A nationally recognized and award-winning executive resume writer, Jessica H. Hernandez is President/CEO of Great Resumes Fast.