why is LinkedIn important when looking for a new role (part one)

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why is LinkedIn important when looking for a new role (part one)

are you looking for a job right now and struggling to get recruiters to reply?


Top tip: make sure that your LinkedIn profile is up to date.

A whopping 87% of recruiters find linkedin most effective when vetting candidates during the hiring process and this rises to 90% when the candidates are under 45.

So, why is LinkedIn so important? Read on to find out why…



1. a new job can find you


So many recruiters use LinkedIn to find candidates for roles they have, so if you are looking for a new role and have a full LinkedIn profile, this can help recruiters come to you with amazing new opportunities.



2. demonstrate your knowledge, credibility and leadership expertise


By having a full LinkedIn profile and connecting with people who you know can validate your skills, it already shows recruiters that you are trustworthy and creditable.



3. join Groups


Groups are a brilliant way to meet people with similar professional interests and expand your network from fellow alumni, to professionals already working in your industry. Groups also allow you to take part in discussions which can widen your knowledge and get you noticed.



4. job Search


As well as recruiters finding you, you can also find lots of active roles on LinkedIn and if your profile is full then LinkedIn will make suggestions on a role suitable to you. This saves a lot of time and effort for you.



5. network, network, network!


LinkedIn is such an important networking tool and if you are not looking for your next new role, you can use it to speak to likeminded people or to join courses. The possibilities are there for those who go out to get them.

So, have we convinced you as to why LinkedIn is such a powerful tool? The next step is to make your profile look amazing and to stand out, so people are going to network with you. Come back next time for Part 2 of how to use your LinkedIn profile with our tips on how to optimise your profile.

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