Unlocking the Power of LinkedIn: 8 Underrated Features You Need to Know

TLDR This video explores 8 underrated features of LinkedIn, including messaging anyone for free, leveraging alumni networks, using the Career Explorer tool, skill assessments, career break feature, and more.

Key insights

  • 💬
    Messaging anyone without LinkedIn premium by joining the same LinkedIn group as the person you want to message.
  • 🎓
    Utilizing the people/alumni tab on LinkedIn pages to connect with alumni from your college or professionals from specific companies.
  • 🔍
    Exploring the Career Explorer tool to find job transitions and skills needed for career progression.
  • 📱
    Using the Dex app for managing contacts, reminders, and interactions on LinkedIn.
  • 🎖️
    Taking skill assessments on your profile to rank higher in search results for specific skills.
  • 📅
    Adding career breaks to your profile to explain employment gaps and activities during that time.
  • 📄
    Leveraging the featured section to showcase your resume, portfolio, and other social media profiles.
  • 📲
    Personalizing connection requests on the LinkedIn mobile app for better chances of acceptance.

Q&A

  • How can users message anyone without LinkedIn premium?

    Users can join the same LinkedIn group as the person they want to message to bypass the premium messaging prompt.

  • What is the Career Explorer tool used for?

    The Career Explorer tool helps users find job transitions and skills needed for career progression.

  • What are the benefits of taking skill assessments on LinkedIn?

    Taking skill assessments can help users rank higher in search results for specific skills and receive skill badges.

  • How can users explain employment gaps on their LinkedIn profile?

    Users can add career breaks to their profile to explain employment gaps and activities during that time.

  • What is the purpose of the featured section on LinkedIn?

    The featured section can be used to showcase resumes, portfolios, and other social media profiles on LinkedIn.

Timestamped Summary

  • 0:00
    Introduction to the underrated LinkedIn features.
  • ⚙️
    1:15
    Messaging anyone without LinkedIn premium by joining the same LinkedIn group.
  • 🎓
    3:10
    Utilizing the people/alumni tab on LinkedIn pages to connect with alumni and professionals.
  • 🔍
    5:45
    Exploring the Career Explorer tool for job transitions and skills needed for career progression.
  • 📱
    8:30
    Using the Dex app for managing contacts, reminders, and interactions on LinkedIn.
  • 🎖️
    11:20
    Taking skill assessments on your profile to rank higher in search results.
  • 📅
    13:45
    Adding career breaks to your profile to explain employment gaps.
  • 📄
    15:30
    Leveraging the featured section to showcase your resume and portfolio.
  • 📲
    17:40
    Personalizing connection requests on the LinkedIn mobile app for better chances of acceptance.
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This article is a YouTube summary of the video "Job Seekers on LinkedIn Need to Know These 8 Things" by Jeff Su.