You don’t use LinkedIn?! Well, over the course of the next six Mondays, our goal is to change your mind. Job seekers, especially those graduates newly entering the workforce, could highly benefit from this social network.
DO RECRUITERS USE LINKEDIN? YES, WHICH IS EXACTLY WHY YOU SHOULD, TOO.
If you’re fresh out of college and starting your career, you’d better be on LinkedIn. In a 2014 survey from Jobvite, 94% of recruiters reported that they use LinkedIn to seek out job candidates. Ninety-four percent! Our own recruiters are often utilizing the platform, seeking anything from Seattle’s best administrative assistants, to recent South Seattle College, Seattle University or UW graduates ready to jump into the workforce. Recruiters are looking for the best talent – from executive assistants to event coordinators to HR Generalists – and this is the place to find it.
Using LinkedIn increases your chances of getting on a recruiter’s radar and finding more local, open positions in your industry. Remember, LinkedIn is a free resource, and it would be silly for you – or anyone in the workforce – to disregard it.
ARE PEOPLE REALLY USING SOCIAL MEDIA TO FIND A JOB?
You bet! The idea of searching for work on social media might seem foreign to you, but it is certainly growing in popularity among many college graduates. In 2014, almost half of all of social job seekers were college and post-grad professionals! That’s huge. Not to mention, there are plenty of recruiters, hiring managers and HR professionals already on LinkedIn. Creating a profile on this job-seeking and networking powerhouse will unlock more opportunities for your success… trust us on this one!
If you’re not convinced yet, that’s okay because we’re just getting started. Stop by the blog next week for our next “Why Should I Use LinkedIn?” tip!