How to Use LinkedIn Video to Boost Your Job Search

Now more than ever, job seekers must take advantage of tools that give them a leg up in their job search. One such tool is becoming acquainted with the video tools and resources that exist on LinkedIn.

In this blog, I have curated a few video clips from some of the LinkedIn Lives I was on where I chatted with experts from the job search space.

I encourage you to watch the video excerpts below to discover my top four LinkedIn Video Tips for Job Seekers.

If you have any questions or additional advice on this topic, I’d love you to post your thoughts in the comments below. ๐Ÿค—

TIP 1: THE ADVANTAGE VIDEO OFFERS JOB SEEKERS

During this LinkedIn Live, LoRen gReiFf, a Career Strategist based in Chicago, and I discuss how to use video in your job search.

In this live video excerpt, we talk about the advantage video offers to job seekers that other job search formats don’t.

๐ŸŽฌ Click play to watch the video clip below (01:50 min):

 

๐Ÿ”— Complete LinkedIn Live replay: Using Video in Your Job Search

I once heard LoRen gReiFf say in reference to job seekers: “You can’t be found if you’re not visible.”

As a self-proclaimed Google Goddess ๐Ÿ˜‰ those words were music to my ears, which is why I scribbled that sage advice down in my notebook.

Being seen by recruiters, hiring managers, colleagues, and friends, helps keep us top-of-mind. Even better, adding video to your job search strategy, provides access to the hidden job market.

 

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TIP 2: BE PREPARED FOR VIDEO JOB APPLICATIONS

During this LinkedIn Live, Annette Richmond, a Personal Brand Strategist based in New York City, and I discuss video techniques that will boost your job search and career.

In this live video excerpt, we talk about how to prepare yourself for success when applying for jobs that require a video introduction.

๐ŸŽฌ Click play to watch the video clip below (03:18 min):

 

๐Ÿ”— Complete LinkedIn Live replay: Video Techniques That Will Boost Your Job Search and Career

If you are interested in learning more about my recommendation on how to best prepare for job application videos, check out my Video Job Application Tips for Job Seekers, video tutorial which can be found on my YouTube channel.

NOTE: LinkedIn has recently discontinued the ability for hirers to request a video be included with a job application. However, it’s still good to know how to prepare a video introduction in the event it’s required on other job search sites.

 

TIP 3: VIDEO INTERVIEW PREPARATION

During this LinkedIn Live, (LINK)Sarah Burgess, a LinkedIn Career Coach based in London, and I discuss video techniques that will boost your job search and career.

In this live video excerpt, we talk about the free LinkedIn resource anyone can take advantage of to practice video interview skills in a safe and private space.

๐ŸŽฌ Click play to watch the video clip below (03:20 min):

 

๐Ÿ”— Complete LinkedIn Live replay: Friday Live With Sarah and this Week Gillian Whitney

It’s easy peasy to access LinkedIn’s free video practice tool. Simply visit the “Jobs” tab on LinkedIn and select “Interview prep” from the side-panel menu.

 

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If you would like a detailed walk-through on how to use this video practice program, check out my LinkedIn’s Cool Video Coaching Tool video tutorial which can be found on my YouTube channel.

 

TIP 4: YOUR FIRST LINKEDIN VIDEO

During this LinkedIn Live, TIINA JARVET, a Career Strategy Consultant & Recruiter based in Brussels, and I discussed how to master your job search with video.

In this live video excerpt, we talk about the first video I recommend every LinkedIn member create.

๐ŸŽฌ Click play to watch the video clip below (00:35 min):

 

๐Ÿ”— Complete LinkedIn Live replay: Master Your Job Search With Video

The most important point I can leave you with is that… done is better than perfect when it comes to video. ๐Ÿค—

 

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MEET THE AUTHOR:
Hi, I’m Gillian Whitney, a LinkedIn Live Stream Strategist & Coach making live video easy peasy. Working with B2B professionals from around the world, to leverage LinkedIn Live to be discovered, noticed, and recognized on LinkedInยฎ