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How to Use LinkedIn's Alumni Tool to Network, Job Hunt

Kristin Burnham | Feb. 4, 2013
LinkedIn's redesigned Alumni tool helps you find contacts from college and gives you insights into the companies they work for, the fields they work in and where they live. Here's how you can use the tool to help find an MBA program or land that dream job.

How to use LinkedIn Alumni to job hunt: If you're job hunting and know you want to work for Google, for example, use the Alumni tool to find graduates of your school-and with your major-who work there now.

If the company doesn't appear in your top five list, click the magnifying glass icon to search for it. Then, select the field of work to narrow the pool.

"We've found out that most people want to help out fellow students and alumni, and are open to informational interviews," Allen says. "It's a great way to get your foot in the door."


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