LinkedIn, the Social Media Choice for Job Search

Although more and more job seekers are using Twitter and Facebook to find new career opportunities, LinkedIn is still the social media platform of choice for both recruiters and job candidates. When it comes to finding jobs using social media, our readers crowned LinkedIn the King in 2014.
 
Creating an Engaging LinkedIn Headline: LinkedIn is the largest professional network in the world, and a key networking and research tool for job seekers. Using LinkedIn as part of your job search strategy enables you to leverage the professional relationships you already have, and develop new strategic contacts. It’s not just who you know, but who your connections know, and who their connections know. Your LinkedIn Headline is your most visible branding statement because it is the first thing that a prospective employer sees when they conduct a search, and it can influence whether or not they take the time to click through to view your profile.
 
Recruiters are on LinkedIn, Job Seekers Hang Out on Facebook – How to Bridge the Gap: If a job seeker performed a search on Google to determine the best way to get found by recruiters on LinkedIn, there is no shortage of advice. And the many social recruiting surveys are telling us that LinkedIn is the preferred social media platform for recruiters. Although many professionals have a LinkedIn profile, when they are looking for new employment opportunities, they are hanging out on Facebook because that’s where they’ll find the people who they know well and feel comfortable reaching out to for help. Since a considerable amount of recruiters are still on LinkedIn and job seekers are more comfortable on Facebook, what’s the best way to bridge the gap between LinkedIn and Facebook?
 
LinkedIn Etiquette: Dos and Don’ts: Improper LinkedIn etiquette can alienate your professional contacts and turn away prospective employers from hiring you. When it comes to LinkedIn etiquette, there are a few protocols to follow.

 

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