How to Use LinkedIn to Find Your Next Job

How to Use LinkedIn to Find Your Next Job

Being listed on LinkedIn is a must. Those are pretty convincing numbers. LinkedIn is in the social media for business. The internet can make or break your image. The power of LinkedIn lies in the fact that you can connect with people who influence decision-making regarding whom to hire. In turn, you too can research the company you're targeting, the hiring manager there and even the culture of the company. Sixty percent of hiring decisions are based on a candidate's fit with the company's culture. Additionally, recruiters scour professional groups in search of experts. Therefore, it's advisable to invite people to connect with you on LinkedIn. From that list, select and invite the people you want to connect with.

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This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog

If you’re in transition and looking for a new job or you’re contemplating changing jobs, there’s nothing more powerful than learning how to be efficient and effective on LinkedIn. Being listed on LinkedIn is a must. A study by Microsoft revealed that 70 percent of employers have rejected job candidates because of information they found online about those candidates. Yet, the same study suggests that 85 percent of employers say a positive online reputation influences their decision. Those are pretty convincing numbers.

Here are some facts:

  • Recruiters and employers prefer dealing with applicants they can check out and trust.
  • People spend more time on social media than on e-mail. LinkedIn is in the social media for business.
  • The internet can make or break your image.

The power of LinkedIn…

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