A Great Way To Show Up On More Searches

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A Great Way To Show Up On More SearchesToday, I'm going to share with you something simple you can do to improve your professional profile, and show up on more hiring managers' radars.
            
It doesn't cost any money.
            
It requires some time, but not a lot (one or two hours, max).
            
You don't even need to leave your house.

This "tip" works for anyone -- in any city or country -- for any profession.
            
And it has a cumulative effect. That is, the more you do this, the more powerful it becomes, and the more it raises your profile and perceived value.
            
Here it is:
            
Write short articles for industry/professional magazines.
            
It's easier than you might realize.
            
First, you make a list of blogs, online magazines, newsletters, etc. in your profession or industry. (Most have dozens.)
            
Then, you browse through them and take a look at the kind of articles they publish. Could you write something like this, about some area of your field in which you have a lot of knowledge and experience?
            
Next, you write a few ideas -- rough outlines -- of possible articles, and you send them to the editor and ask if they'd be interested in the full article.
            
Finally, you write a short piece where you share your experience and/or professional opinion, and then you send it to the editor.
            
It's as simple as that.
            
It doesn't end there, though.
            
Remember a few weeks ago, when I explained how you should collect business cards wherever you go and connect with people on LinkedIn?
            
Well, now I'm going to show you how to use your growing LinkedIn network to reap new job opportunities -- without looking like you're desperate.
            
What you do is, everytime an article of yours is published, you take the URL (for the online version -- almost all magazines and newsletters have an online version these days) and you share it on LinkedIn as an update.
            
Recruiters, HR reps, hiring managers, and everyone else in your network will see the article in their news feed -- and if they're interested, they'll read it.
            
Not only that, you can also post links to each article on your LinkedIn profile, and mention some of the more prestigious pieces on your resume.
            
This is a simple strategy.
            
But it's one that very, very, very few job seekers actually follow, so it's a great way to stand out and raise your profile as a potential employee.

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Alan Carniol

Alan is the creator of Interview Success Formula, a training program that has helped more than 40,000 job seekers to ace their interviews and land the jobs they deserve. Interviewers love asking curveball questions to weed out job seekers. But the truth is, most of these questions are asking about a few key areas. Learn more about how to outsmart tough interviewers by watching this video.