Linkedin As The Key To Landing A

Business If you’re a job seeker who doesn’t use LinkedIn in looking for job opportunities, you are not probably aware of the current tools being used by recruiters. Employers nowadays do not only review your resume. In fact, they are more interested in reading your LinkedIn profile to get more information about your qualifications. Aside from being a vital recruitment tool, you might wonder why LinkedIn plays an important role in your job search. Read on to know the answers. Why More Employers Choose LinkedIn Over Traditional Resumes Recruiters and employers choose LinkedIn over traditional resumes for the following reasons: 1. A LinkedIn profile could be regularly updated online hence information provided in one’s profile is more recent and richer in the context of one’s field, skills, and experience. 2. A resume is often limited to a page or two while your LinkedIn profile could have unlimited information. 3. A LinkedIn profile is often considered more trustworthy since it’s seen by the public. People are less likely to lie about their skills and experience as past and present colleagues could quickly point and call out exaggerations and fabrications. Using LinkedIn in Your Job Search There are 3 .mon ways for you to use LinkedIn to your advantage when you’re looking for a job: 1. Use LinkedIn as a tool for you to be found by recruiters and potential employers. Candidates who are found by recruiters via LinkedIn have more advantages than those who .pletely rely on the traditional resume. The following LinkedIn strategies will increase your chances of being found by recruiting and outsourcing specialists: — Ensure that your profile is 100 percent .plete. LinkedIn indicates how close you are to .pleting your profile. — Also, you might want to include a keyword-rich and .pelling headline of your profile. If you’re not sure about your headline, try browsing profiles of people in the same industry as yours. — Include a professional and a smiling photograph in your profile. — Avoid being too vague with your skills and previous employment information. After listing your skills and former employers, be sure to talk about measurable results and unique ac.plishments. — Join LinkedIn groups. Currently, the site allows each user to join 50 groups. Consider diversifying your groups –by skills sets, college alumni, geography, interests, or even previous employers. 2. Use LinkedIn to establish connections and consequently .e across employment opportunities. This networking site doesn’t only allow you to market your qualifications to employers; it also provides an avenue for you to find a job that matches your qualifications. In the website’s main menu, you can click on the "Jobs" section and filter jobs by date posted, industry, function, and organizational level through the Advanced Search feature. Also, each LinkedIn group already has its own "Jobs" section which is actually different from the ones posted in the homepage’s Jobs section. On the other hand, the LinkedIn Signal feature allows you to run a search amongst the status updates posted by members of your network. You can use keywords such as "hiring" plus your "job title" to find out about potential job offers in your network. 3. Utilize LinkedIn to keep yourself updated and obtain useful information in a wide variety of career topics. LinkedIn also provides news and original articles covering a wide variety of fields and industries. .pany profiles are also featured. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: