JOB HUNTING AND CAREER TIPS

Turn LinkedIn connections into constructive conversations

By Kathleen Furore, Tribune Content Agency, July 9, 2020

“LinkedIn connections to employers you don’t know are basically the cold call in job seeking today,” says Fraser Traverse, who runs a job board for people looking for political and policy work in Washington, D.C. and beyond. “That means the likelihood of a response to a request for a phone call is super slim. Most people will only do that as a favor to a personal friend or colleague.”