It’s easy to fall into a pattern when using social networking sites. It’s also quite easy to only choose the most popular one, which in this case is Facebook of course. Most people know that finding a new job in this competitive age is not exactly the easiest of endeavors, but you can’t just give up simply because an endeavor is hard work. There are plenty of ways you can level the playing field and by doing that, score a job. That’s why having a LinkedIn profile is so vitally important when searching for a new job.
For people looking for a job, LinkedIn can be quite a brutal place. But for employers, it’s a place close to heaven. What people looking for a job should know is that 77% of all job openings are actually posted on LinkedIn. Knowing that, you probably understand how important it is to have a LinkedIn profile that make sure employers can easily find you. Being active on LinkedIn is a plus also. Showing off your communication skills and your field skills and knowledge will poke the interest of employers in a positive way.
Furthermore, 48% of all job openings posted on LinkedIn are never posted anywhere else. What does that tell us? Well, for starters it means that if you don’t have a LinkedIn profile, you’re missing out on a large percentage of opportunities to land a new job. If we take this further, you could imagine that by not having a LinkedIn profile, you are telling many of the employers looking to hire someone that you are not on top of things – especially not the way recruiting works today, which of course is a directly negative impression.
Through a fresh infographic called LinkedIn: Revolutionizing The World Of Recruiting presented by Master in Human Resources (design by obizmedia), we get to take a closer look at just how vitally important it is to have a LinkedIn profile. Without a LinkedIn profile, you are missing out on one of the key features that could actually lead to finding a job. When you have a profile on LinkedIn, you are actively making yourself available to employers even if you are not logged in all the time. You will also give the employers looking to hire someone the ability to connect with you in an inactive way, which is something that makes LinkedIn’s recruiting strategy unique.
If you really want to make a great impression, it’s important to fill out your entire LinkedIn profile. Everything you put on your resume increases your chances of being offered a job. I can’t tell you how many times my friends have received job offers through LinkedIn, so it definitely works. Don’t forget to make sure you let employers know you are open to offers. It’s just a simple by-line added to your LinkedIn profile bio, but one that could potentially mean a whole new life for you. Are you ready to be offered a job? What are you waiting for? Setup your LinkedIn profile now and stop wasting time.
The Vital Importance Of A LinkedIn Profile
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This post was written by Richard Darell