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How often have you heard a person saying he receives many job interview invitations from LinkedIn while you're applying day and night with no single interview invitation?

The secret reason is the "Green dot."

Undoubtedly, you're asking yourself now: How can a "Green Dot" rescue my career?

Briefly, it's not just a dot; it's a green light that informs your potential employers or recruiters that you're currently active on LinkedIn.

It is significant since it demonstrates that you'll reply instantly once the recruiter sends you a message. And, what's better, for recruiters, than receiving an instant reply when they're in a hurry hiring the best candidate to fill out the position?

In this blog, I'll guide you on how "Green LinkedIn Dot" opens doors for unexpected job opportunities and how you can make your profile popular and profitable.

How to Optimize Your LinkedIn Active Status?

So, if you're looking for work, it's a good idea to activate your Active status.

To do so, follow these steps:

  1. On your profile's top, horizontal bar, click your mini-me photo.
  2. Select "Settings & Privacy" from the drop-down menu.
  3. Select "Visibility," then "Visibility of your LinkedIn activity."
  4. Scroll down to "Manage Active Status."
  5. Select "All LinkedIn Members" from the "Change" menu.
In seconds you'll activate your "active status" and turn on your "Green Dot."

How Can I Know If Someone Is Active on LinkedIn?

How Can I Know If Someone Is Active on LinkedIn
Once you activate your "active status," LinkedIn will make it possible for you to know who else is active (on your connections list only)

This is vital if you want to start a conversation with a recruiter and ensure getting a reply.

Your LinkedIn Profile Is Like Your Default Browser

Your LinkedIn Profile Is Like Your Default Browser
Is it possible to start your workday without launching your default browser? The answer will be a big NO. So, treat your LinkedIn profile similarly.

Once you open your browser, open your LinkedIn profile in a pinned tab, this guarantees to be "active" with the "green dot" light all the time.

This step will help you get noticed by more recruiters, so you'll receive more job interview invitations.

The Green & White Dot Can Serve in Critical Times

The Green & White Dot Can Serve in Critical Times
Sometimes, especially if you're working from the office, keeping your LinkedIn page always open on your browser will not be available all the time.

So, you can, meanwhile, set up a push notification on your mobile to notify you anytime you receive a LinkedIn message.

If you do this and aren't active on LinkedIn, your profile will show a green and white dot rather than a green dot. It notifies employers that you will be notified when you get communication.

As a result, having the push notification activated is also a brilliant idea.

How to Activate Your "Push Notifications" On LinkedIn?

How to Activate Your Push Notifications On LinkedIn
To enable push notifications for messages, do the following:

  1. Download LinkedIn App, In case you don't have it.
  2. Go to your "Profile" section.
  3. Click on the "settings" icon in the upper right corner.
  4. Select "Communications" at the top of the menu.
  5. Press the "Push" button.
  6. Select "Conversations" from the drop-down menu.
  7. Select "Received Messages" from the drop-down menu.
Always Remember! Your LinkedIn profile is your "Digital Resumé;" you have to be accessible by different means. Make your "contact details" visible on your summary/ about sections, on the top, and by the end of your profile.

Never miss a chance of getting contacted!

Want to be the most competent candidate? Utilize the advantage of the "LinkedIn Green Dot" for your good. If you see that a potential employer/recruiter is "Active Now," start the conversation and find mutual points where you can highlight your skills and experience that are going to add value to his company.

Now, it's your turn to decide,

Will you turn on the "LinkedIn Green Dot" to tell the recruiters that you're always ready to join, or will you turn it off and give your profile a sense of an "abandoned" account?

If you already have a strong digital presence with an updated resume,

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