Beyond LinkedIn Basics Tip #3: Research Companies
By Leah Berk, JVS Staff
It's easy to research target companies and discover potential employers on LinkedIn. Here's how:
1. Search for a company by name. You can do this by going to the "Companies" and then clicking on "Search Companies" from the drop-down menu. You can also use the Search Function on the top right corner.
2. A new page will appear with the search results. You can filter these results by location, industry, relevance, company size, etc. LinkedIn will also show you people in your network who work at the companies listed.
3. Click on the name of the company you want to research and the company's LinkedIn page will appear. You can follow the company on LinkedIn and receive their updates in your news feed. LinkedIn also identifies people in your professional and alumni networks who work at the company. Once you've explored this page click on the link on the right side that says "Check out insightful statistics about company employees."
4. The company statistics page lists similar companies, new hires, promotions and staff departures. It also shows where employees worked before and after their tenure at the company.
5. Scroll down to the bottom of the statistics page to see common skills of company employees and a list of the most recommended employees.
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