At the start of this year, there were three million active job listings on LinkedIn. Furthermore, around 90% of recruiters said they recruit on the platform, with around 48% of them doing so exclusively. And, FYI, almost two-thirds of the world’s millionaires use LinkedIn.
So, why are you spending most of your time and data watching cat videos, looking at pics of your exes and posting emojis under funny memes or selfies when you could be using social media to find your dream job? Here’s how:
Elizabeth Fletcher, co-owner of online presence consultancy Pomegranite, says LinkedIn is ‘a great way to put yourself out there, keep tabs on industry news and maintain professional relationships’. For job seekers specifically though, she says the platform can be used for job searches and checking out the employers of your connections.
If you’re looking for employment or perhaps are open to new opportunities, LinkedIn lets you search and apply for jobs directly. You can also get in touch with your connections and ask them to refer you for an available position if they work at the company or have another connection who does.
But it’s not just people who can get you closer to finding that job - you should keep an eye on the profiles of companies you’re interested in working for. By viewing company profiles you&rsq...
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