Job opportunities come in all different shapes and sizes these days. There are the traditional methods of jobs advertised in a newspaper or with agencies, or perhaps a friend will let you know about a vacancy, or a colleague has moved to a new company and suggested you should be interviewed for a post? Or maybe you’ll be head-hunted.
If you’re seeking a new career then you need to let people know that you’re open to opportunities, and what better way to do that than get yourself online with LinkedIn and let them find you! If recruiters aren’t finding you on LinkedIn then maybe you need to review your profile. Take a look at this Inforgraphic by linkedin.in30minutes.com for tips on what changes you might need to make.
- A massive 97% of recruiters use LinkedIn to find potential candidates, and a surprising 64% use ONLY LinkedIn.
- Industries using recruiters include: information technology; finance & banking; healthcare; manufacturing; engineering; sales; and admin & clerical. If you’re looking for a career in these industries then you should get your profile up to date.
- Most important things to think about are: to get connected to other people so that recruiters can find you; to use images including a (professional) photo of yourself; use keywords (such as those in your job description) that will attract recruiters searching for candidates in your profession.