Monday, December 14, 2009

20 LinkedIn Subgroups to Tighten Your Job Search Focus

LinkedIn Groups is a great way to focus your online job search. Joining LinkedIn Subgroups (groups within Groups) can greatly increase your chances of meeting people who can help with your job search.

A Subgroup is usually created as a Regional, Professional/Industry, or Special Interest category within a Group. Most groups have Subgroups. To join a Subgroup, you must be a member of its parent Group, which is easy and free to join.

John Truiller of the Job Openings, Job Leads and Job Connections! Group explains two reasons to join one or more Subgroups in his Group:

  1. Each Subgroup contains it’s own “Jobs” tab and has its own job postings, which may not appear in the Main Group
  2. It is easier for human resources, staffing and recruiting professionals to target you if you’re in your chosen Subgroups

20 LinkedIn Subgroups for Your Job Search

As an example of how Subgroups can refine your job search, take a look at these Subgroups in the Job Openings, Job Leads and Job Connections! Group.

Regional Subgroups

- U.S. Jobs
- Europe Jobs
- Canada Jobs
- India Jobs
- Asia Jobs

Professional/Industry Subgroups
- Executives and Managers
- Information Technology
- Marketing and Sales
- HR, Staffing and Recruiting
- Project Management
- Media
- Finance
- Telecom
- Health Care
- Retail
- Real Estate

Special Interest Subgroups
- Top Candidates for Jobs
- Contract Jobs
- Networkers
- Business Owners

I'm partial to the Job Openings, Job Leads and Job Connections! Group because I run its Featured Discussion ** Let's Talk Resume **. For other LinkedIn Groups I recommend see Top 24 LinkedIn Groups for Job Search.

What LinkedIn Groups and Subgroups do you find helpful for your job search? Tell us in the Comments section of this post.

Other posts related to LinkedIn Job Search:

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Quality vs. Quantity on LinkedIn
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1 comment:

softech said...

Linkedln Groups is a great way to focus our online job search.thanks