how to use linkedin to find a new job?
August 17, 2009 1:07 PM Subscribe
Just got fired. How do I use my LinkedIn.com profile to find a new job without my contacts thinking I did something horrible?
posted by wannaknow to Work & Money (8 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I just got fired from a job I had for years (wasn't fired for anything unethical). All my contacts on LinkedIn.com are in the same industry, and I'm hoping that I'd be able to find a job through these people. How do I announce that I'm no longer with my previous company and looking for work?
I've already changed my profile to show that I'm no longer with my old company, but I feel like I need to make an announcement of some kind.
If anyone has any tips on how to use LinkedIn to pursue new job prospects when you've been fired (not laid off) without making yourself look bad, I'd love to hear them. Thanks!