Truck drivers typically search for jobs the “old fashioned” way – newspaper, visiting trucking companies, and by word-of-mouth. However, as the job search has changed over the last several years, many truckers have found it difficult to keep up with those that are utilizing social media platforms and other online tools.
Perhaps it is time for you to consider using LinkedIn for your trucking job search! Known as the job search platform, LinkedIn has become a very popular way for people in all types of industries to find the job they want! Here are a few things you should cleanup on your LinkedIn profile before starting a job search:
- Make sure that your profile is professional and current. A clean, professional image is best, but if you do not have one, consider taking a photo beside your truck. In addition, it is important that you list all your trucking skills and capabilities on your profile. List your certifications, awards, and milestones.
- An extremely important part of using LinkedIn is connecting with others. You should do a little research and connect with others in the trucking industry. This is a great way to connect with others and get referrals. In addition, seek out the type of companies you want to work for, and connect with some of their current employees.
- It is important that you stay visible and active on LinkedIn to get noticed. This may mean responding to your connections posts, adding your own posts, and continually adding new connections. You should also monitor the companies you want to work for – look for job postings, opportunities to post relevant content, and offerings they may list.
Using LinkedIn for your trucking job search is a smart way to get the trucking job you have always wanted. However, it is important to keep your profile just right! These tips will help you.
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