Well done for choosing LinkedIn and also the best platform to find a job! Some of you might ask why I would make such a bold statement? Let me convince you……
Did you know that 97% of sources use LinkedIn to source candidates? Sources are extremely satisfied and pleased with LinkedIn (source: The 2016 State Of Sourcing Survey – The Technology)
LinkedIn has over 760+ million members, of which nearly 11 million are in Australia. Every third professional has a profile. People aged 25 to 34 are the largest user group (6 400 000).
Professionals are signing up to join LinkedIn at a rate of more than two new members per second.
Your connections – build relationships with your peers at companies which you would like to work for. Remember those who studied or worked with you previously. Often companies would offer their employees referral fees for finding suitable candidates, as this would save them the cost of advertising and hiring.
Always keep in mind that your profile reflects you and your professional brand. Ensure your profile is as complete as possible, as this would improve your LinkedIn ranking when sources and recruitment agents search for candidates. You want to stand out from the crowd.
I wish you every success in your efforts to uncover a job on LinkedIn!
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