Linkedin is a platform for vernacular content management, built for speed and simplicity.
There are some simple things you can do to improve your job search, in order to make the most of your time:
Go into your own network of people who have had a similar experience to your current job search. Find out how people who have held a similar position to yours have found their way into their position. Talk to them about it.
Research what other people have done to get into their position. This will help you decide what steps you need to take to do the same. Try the same job as your current job search.
Networking on LinkedIn can be used by anyone, and it can be particularly powerful if you have a connection with the CEO of the company you’re trying to join. And if your boss at work also happens to be in the same network, it can even work out better than you’d expect.
I’m an advocate of using LinkedIn’s own tools to gain connections. The reason it works is because if you look at the right time of day, when there are a lot of connections in LinkedIn, then you are more likely to be connected with a company you like than if you were just sitting in your apartment with a computer.