I'm going to let you in on a secret that I've been using for the past two years to tremendous success on LinkedIn.
In a matter of minutes, you can get to the top of LinkedIn's search queries by making a few quick changes to your profile.
Let's say you are a 3D Animator. You are looking for a job that would let you use your skills on a daily basis. Here's how you go about making sure your profile is what appears on the first page of search results on LinkedIn when searching for "3D animation".
These seem like common sense, but 80% of people who create a LinkedIn account don't complete their profile, and that is where you get some easy wins (and jobs!).
You need to have the skill you want to be found for in the following areas of your profile:
The title of every job you've had in the industry.
All of your job responsibilities.
That is a good start. Next thing you absolutely need is a good picture of yourself. People want to connect with a real person, not an avatar.
Get some recommendations. There have to be a few of your friends on LinkedIn that can vouch for your skills.
The last step is to grow your connections. The more people you are connected to, the more times your name will pop up in the search results.
The best part? LinkedIn updates your profile instantly, which means as soon as you finish editing, you can search to see where you show up!
I don't expect this to last very much longer, so take advantage of this while you can!