This could be the shortest blog post I’ve written, but the message is important. If you are not on LinkedIn, why not? You are making it tough for recruiters to find you, and opportunity could be passing you by. Here is a quick story to make the point.
One of my clients recently completed a graduate degree program in an in-demand field. She updated her LinkedIn profile as soon as she graduated. Within two weeks, she was contacted by a recruiter for a position that would be a step up in her career, a move made possible by the new degree.
She agreed to meet the employer and took the interview appointment. Less than a week later, she received a verbal job offer with a significant salary increase. This would not have happened without the LinkedIn update and a well-written profile. It’s that simple.
Are you on LinkedIn? Does your profile showcase your skills and experience? Is it current? If not, why not?
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It’s true that there are still some people in the cosmopolitan sector who are not conscious of LinkedIn; although they are far and few in between… If a jobseeker doesn’t know anything about LinkedIn it’s like someone who likes to learn to drive a car but he/she has no clue what a steering wheel is.
If you learn to use LinkedIn’s features designed particularly for jobseekers, LinkedIn can show recruiters that you’re ready for new opportunities. It will help by putting you in front of the recruiters who are looking. You will also be able to apply for jobs directly. Not only that, you can set up job alerts.
There are more features, all designed in an easy-to-follow format. I think Bill’s advice is 100% correct here. If you are not on LinkedIn, “You are making it tough for recruiters to find you, and opportunity could be passing you by.”
All great points. Thanks for sharing your viewpoint.