How to Increase Job Opportunities on Linkedin.com

How to Increase Job Opportunities on Linkedin.com

Farming for recruiter leads on Linkedin.com daily is a task you can automate or do manually.

If you automate generating an increase in job opportunities, realize this attempt can appear spammy, be sure to minimize the “spam” look and feel to ensure you’re playing above the belt.

I’ve used both to help me gain jobs at Fortune5 and below.

I explain the steps below. I also explain why they are important in this one blog post.

Farming is a lot like you would farm in a video game.

Not “farming food” but it’s very similar to “farming food.” Digital farming is a way you can earn gold or points to buy something or attain something you could not attain without “farming gold” and this can be from literally planting plants and waiting, to fighting skeletons, to fishing in an ocean, to literally crafting a fake piece of bread in a fake world online…

Farming…

You’re given a mission. The ways to complete it are opinionated & dependent on your input.

Imagine grinding up a skill class or learning how to bake bread.

Both paths require time, grinding, and farming away at what works best.

Making bread requires farming. You couldn’t beat this analogy if you tried.

Most people in the video game world will start to do what works best.

What works best for the team or personal goals. Gamification of winning requires getting good at native features and understanding their values. To begin winning faster.

Learn to win better trying things.

And optimizing as you go.

Most people making bread will try different ways until they are more successful and people don’t just say they enjoy their bread.

i promise this isn’t about bread

images from pexels, a free website with pictures and stuff.

I spotted a trend on linkedin

The trend is simple. The more you use Linkedin, the more recruiters leads I’m able to generate.

I’ve tested everything below with 100% success, even today, as I’m editing this blog, I’ve gained two linkedin opportunities per day and all I’m doing is liking someones “new job” notification. I’m not saying “congrats”… I’m only saying “….” and liking their content. That alone is enough to send me new recruiters each day. With that said, you now know a way to generate more leads on Linkedin, however I’m going to dive deeper below an offer several methods.

Imagine you never update your resume, and someone next door to you updates their resume daily. Guess who will get more leads? The robots of linkedin need to use some sort of logic to define a successful pattern for users and “usage” of said application.

Gamification is rather… important.

I have noticed this trend in video games too.

Video games have a similar trend.

IMO, it’s boring to find a pattern and abuse a pattern to win.

I only do it to mentally escape and it’s meditative to make the game harder for myself by doing something complicated or not a best practice… it’s fun to make a bad pattern work because I’m good at the game.

I used to game nonstop, always enjoyed riding the edge of victory, but then I realized this was getting boring. Also, I learned I’m never going to make bread, period.

You don’t learn a lot when you continually win.

After losing for a long time, professionally speaking, I started trying something different, and to my surprise it really worked for me and for a few others I’ve encouraged over the past few years. The others tried the same steps I’m suggesting and it helps them generate more leads on linkedin. More job opportunities and ultimately more money.

But with gaming, I win all the time, and I realize at the top of that mountain, you’re more-or-less performing the same dance. Like making ramen noodles over and over and over.

When you abuse software, you don’t necessarily learn anything, unless you study the data and the inputs/outputs.

Similar to cooking, when you’re good, you don’t need much to make amazing food.

Learning to automate some of the things I’m going to explain will help you have more free time to learn something relevant and important.

Also, it will give you a chance to fail, while figuring out the steps making a tool that automates these things for you.

Ride the edge to win more money

All software has the “cheat path” and I don’t mean breaking the rules, I mean using native features, studying them to the point of data science expertise, and then using this solution to answer more problems, ie kicking butt online.

After awhile you gain “empirical observations” of what works and discuss it with others or you keep it to yourself. My blog is me telling you my observations, bank account increase/decrease, and how it works for others willing to try to use Linkedin like a video game.

Testing the “not really cheating” method and discussing it with others to test. Seeing success across many months, years, okay it’s time to explain it in a blog.

Farming for gold online in video games or offline in video games is the same as farming gold in real life on LinkedIn.

Here’s a blog about how I’m able to earn 1 or 15 new job leads each day and how i don’t get a new job lead each day from linkedin.

If you’re not familiar with linkedin, let me break it down at a high level and advanced level and then go right back to the average user because that’s what I assume will be most people consuming this information.

LinkedIn, for the most part, is an online destination to place your resume and update your resume. For most and all non-engineer users, Linkedin will never become anything more than an input. However, the money maker for linkedin has to do with a lot of automation with recruiting softwares using their API and various ways to gain information via their “job posting” feature, this helps harness the data coming from many people in a single input that most recruiting softwares are able to engineer extremely efficiently within and they do and they do well.

by tyler garrett

But for most of us. It’s a place to talk about your history, and revise that history as you understand your profession more.

Robots are watching every aspect of your interactions to judge your with your peers for organic “paid” recruiter leads, and the best woman or man wins! Not really true, you can game it.

Showing you’re interested in finding a “job” is as simple as using the product in a respectful and measure-able way…

Measure-able… lol, the ability to measure what you’re doing beyond “looking at sh*t” on linkedin. What you do can be measured or is appearing as a measured value.

Measured meaning, they are looking at it, and likely telling you about it too.

an image of tyler garrett on linkedin explaining how to increase organic recruiter traffic to your profile and ultimately result in more job opportunities
“who viewed your profile” is a biggest one.

They tell you these numbers because it’s how they rate you against others looking for a job right now. The more interest you show… The more jobs you can get from people looking to hire people like you.

“Just looking,” is a measure.

But you don’t want to be that person (manually… you don’t want to do this because you won’t learn anything), rather you need more of those “lookers” on your profile. Who knows, maybe looking at someones profile, and then someone else’s, is a good way to gain more +1’s… I’m throwing out automation ideas left and right.

Let me explain how you can do this in a few ways. And start focusing on the meat of the post.

If people are “looking” at your profile, ie profile views, the number they show you when you login on most pages on Linkedin, that’s the number one contributor to gaining 1 or 15 leads in a day. Below are a few ways to do that, and there are also ways to increase this that I have not studied, feel free to experiment and don’t be like me.

How i don’t get leads on linkedin

Not getting leads is what most people are doing on linkedin. People don’t get leads due to their low account activity.

This is just a big video game.

You now know there is some gamification to consider your account worthy of gaining a lead while on LinkedIn.com.

Higher account quality means higher amount of searches per user. If it worked differently LinkedIn would NOT work for the collective and we would all stop using the application.

If this wasn’t happening, the conversion would be bad, ergo it’s not bad when they deploy this algorithm, which we need to consider.

How to avoid getting recruiter contacts or new opportunities on LinkedIn.

  • i dont login
  • i don’t respond to requests
  • i don’t respond to spam
  • maybe i do login, but dont do anything to generate impressions
  • i use a picture that’s 10 to 15 years old (kidding, please update with a current photo, not your high school photo)

Just being a looker isn’t a good win, however it can be used to your power if you understand how to create more lookers on your linkedin profile.

How to do get leads each day on linkedin

Getting leads on LinkedIn each day is possible and I’ve given this solution to a lot of people.

The number one way is “clicking connect” with someone that you do not know. They will be given an opportunity to say YES and there you will now be connected in a way that allows for messages. This also is a way for you to gain a +1 “just looking” and this is a HUGE deal because there’s an exact correlation to the amount of “just looking” and “job leads” i’m gaining for the past few years.

I started this one day while unemployed, and considering losing my business 50% just to keep my home from foreclosuing.

I remember, I was in his car, and I just started saying “f**k this.”

I started spamming “connect” with everyone I could click connect with and it didn’t matter to me where they are located.

At first I did it on my phone, then i made an app to left click in a strategic area.

They have made a lot of changes to linkedin to avoid this from happening and I don’t care because that’s the game I’m given and the task I lay in front of you is rather simple. Get more leads, and more chances to get a job when applying because not only are you applying to jobs…

You’re also getting these things called “leads” from linkedin.

These are recruiters or head hunters who are paying linkedin to find you in a search and this search only shows you if you’re of quality in the local area.

Here’s another variation of ways I use to get leads consistently, without having to spam for “connections.”

1. clicking thumbs up on a “new job” notification.

– people get new jobs on linkedin

– giving them a +1 on their post boosts your profile quality

– you’re showing you’re interested in “jobs”

– you’re showing someone you’re there, growing the relationship

2. starting convos on linkedin.com

– talk to someone, link them to a “linkedin job posting” and ask them about the culture

– say hello to an old friend, link them to a job posting on Linkedin, that’s relevant, and even if you’re not looking, this is smart because you can’t keep your hopes and dreams on one job or one persons “word” or “contracts”

– you’re showing you’re interested in “jobs”

3. Accepting new friend requests!

– you’re showing you’re interested in “jobs” because you’re trying to network on a “job finding” website

– you’re gaining a chance this new friend will look at your profile “just looking” +1 to help you growth hack

– you’re showing you’re interested in networking

– you’re showing you’re interested

Summing up the last 3 steps

SIMPLE: The first step, clicking +1 on someones “new job ding” and outside of this just making you look like a nice person, this is one way you can “simplify” what you’re doing to gain new pipeline. I get about 1-3 job leads per day if I’m doing this on a daily or 3 times per week basis. The more you do this, the more you get leads. I’ve seen it work successfully for the past 3 months since writing this blog as a new test case.

To conclude these 3 steps, realize each of these are a means to an end and a path of least resistance.

Sure, we can all have a great job and then poof, life happens.

Life continues to happen and we continue to need new pipeline to gain a job.

After working at at recruiting software company as a freelance analytics developer, I’ve gained a lot of insights into the stream of HR data from a hiring perspective and from a linkedin perspective. Like getting a job, takes time, and I have empirical observations from my own experience trying to get a normal FTE job… It takes a lot of time to get the ball moving, months and months.

Nothing is fast when you really need a job, everything above will help you have a consistent “lead generation” for your future, and it won’t be a negative to grow your network for future cool things you may want to share or discuss.

Mostly, I’ve needed to come up with a means to an end, gaining jobs, and I hope this helps you provide for your family similarly to the way it has allowed me to provide for my family, and have an opportunity to promote non-profit climate changes work locally.

If you want to connect with me, please add me on linkedin, or twitter and tell me what worked for you.

If you know other ways to game the system, leave a comment and I will feature it in the blog or alternative blogs relative to the growth hack.

Good luck.

Life = Cleaning Objects

dude if you aint >3lb this irobot bumps shoulders

it literally drop kicked the dyson purchase in the face.

but irobot can’t clean the walls, or anything somewhat thick, and thus the balance of cleaning objects.

How to Install Node.js on MacOS for Beginners, Using the Node.js Installer

How to Install Node.js on MacOS for Beginners, Using the Node.js Installer

Here’s a quick walkthrough to help you understand how to install nodejs on your local computer, using the node.js installer provided on the nodejs.org website!

My installing node.js pain is your installing node.js gain.

Have no fear, I’ve been writing tutorials like this for a many years and excited to make this an easy way to learn how to install node.js on your macbook, macbook air, macbook pro, or whatever the hell they are calling the thing you’re using.

Our goals;

  1. Download node.js
  2. Installing node.js on your mac
  3. Making cool apps in node.js

We may not get to making cool apps today, however with some time, who knows what you can develop.

Download Nodejs from nodejs.org

Below I leave all the information for doing the node.js installation on multiple computers. I’m anticipating the blog will become my personal wiki.

Ready to download? Follow here to download node.js. If you are concerned of 32bit/64bit, more below, if not concerned, skip the next section.

Pick Mac operating system 64bit for any recent model computers.

You are aiming to download the LTS or “recommended for most users” version and it needs to relate to your computer. Consider we designed our blog for “MacOs” users.

a screenshot of nodejs.org, demonstrating what to click to download the macos installer .pkg for 64bit system

Maybe you are not sure if 64bit?

Determine what your computer needs for node.js installation

To install most things now-a-days on your little computer or big computer, requires understanding more about the computer. Crazy concept.

Take a peak, top left is an apple.

Click the apple.

top left of each monitor will be an apple to click.

Research shows if you have a computer >2007 from apple, it’s 64bit.

If the processor is an Intel Core Solo or Intel Core Duo, it’s 32-bit only. Here are the 64-bit Intel processors Apple has used in the Mac:

  • Core 2 Duo
  • Dual-core Xeon
  • Quad-core Xeon
  • 1 – Core i3
  • 2 – Core i5
  • 3 – Core i7
  • 4 – Core i9

Hopefully this helps you understand enough to make a quick next step. If not, leave a comment below and happy to offer help with your node.js install on your mac, as best as possible. By leaving a comment, I will be offer you help immediately. Offering you a chance to get past this hump quickly.

Download options for node.js

Latest LTS Version: 12.19.0 (as of oct 8,2020)

Download the Node.js source code or a pre-built installer for your platform, and start developing today.

Windows Installer (.msi)32-bit64-bit
Windows Binary (.zip)32-bit64-bit
macOS Installer (.pkg)64-bit
macOS Binary (.tar.gz)64-bit
Linux Binaries (x64)64-bit
Linux Binaries (ARM)ARMv7ARMv8
Source Codenode-v12.19.0.tar.gz
(relevant as of oct 8,2020)

Additional Platforms for node.js to be implemented

SmartOS Binaries64-bit
Docker ImageOfficial Node.js Docker Image
Linux on Power LE Systems64-bit
Linux on System z64-bit
AIX on Power Systems64-bit
(relevant as of oct 8,2020)

Screenshots of node.js installation!

I’ve found screenshots really help me see something at a glance and offer a medium of information that isn’t a big commitment.

For some reason, some days I don’t want to watch a video of someone doing a clickthrough. I have a good groove going and I need to keep my music on loud.

Did i mention installing node.js on macOs is easy? you got this.

You need 75.5mb of space to install node.js on your macos
i could change the directory but i wont because i have no idea where else to install node.js right now
needs your password to install node.js on your macos, no that’s not the amount of letters required to do my password, i do mores
writing files… yikes… i didn’t sign up for this… yes you did… almost done installing node.js on your computer… time to dance?
These bins look relevant and it’s suggesting that we add this to our $PATH, a good suggestion if we want to use it in the terminal I bet, unless we want to add these in front of the terminal command… here we go
okay, your node.js installation on your macos is completed, now move the installation thing in the trash, and if you need it again you can always open the blog and open it. i know ill be saving it as a favorite because chances are high i will need to reinstall my node.js, maybe keep it.

Will insert new content here, as I progress learning more about node.js.

Thanks for checking out my blog on how to install node.js on macos for beginners, using the installer from nodejs.org.

Stuck on your journey? Need advice? Add me on twitter.