Do jobs really recruit you from LinkedIn?
I recently made a LinkedIn profile to the best of my ability. I would like to get it looked over by someone for advice on how to improve it, especially since I've heard that companies are apparently using online recruiters. #college #career #job-search #recruiting #linkedin
Yes, you can get recruited thanks to your Linkedin profile. Linkedin is a platform that many recruiters use to find potential candidates so I would strongly advise you to spend time filling it out as well as possible.
The key to a good profile is to make sure you have everything filled out, spend a bit of time on the summary and make sure you update it on a regular basis!
If you want to learn more, there are many online resources that can help you, here are some I found:
- 8 Secrets to Building a Stunning LinkedIn Profile
- How To Create A Killer LinkedIn Profile That Will Get You Noticed
- 47ee47704f7f">What Makes A LinkedIn Profile Great?
Hope that helps, let me know if you have follow up questions!
LinkedIn can be a great way to search for jobs, to find others in the industry who have experience in the career you want to work in, and ultimately to get recruited for a job.
My advice is to branch out past your social circle with LinkedIn connections. If you met someone at a networking event, through school, or some other extracurricular activity, add them on Linked In and stay in touch. You never know when future networking through Linked In might come in handy, or when your skills sets will align with jobs they're looking for. If you find someone on LinkedIn who works for a company or in a field that you're interested in, feel free to add them with a note about why you're interested in their background and propose a coffee chat if they live locally. Most people are happy to help others and share their experiences!
Yes! Many companies are using LinkedIn as a sourcing tool. Companies may purchase 'Recruiter Licenses' for us to be able to source and reach out directly. Update that profile!
Short answer yes. But it's more complicated than that. Some do other research into your social media accounts, past and present. Others just look at LinkedIn. The first question a recruiter, or someone related to job opportunities, will ask is if you have a LinkedIn. It's because sites like it are a quick way to understand an overview of you, your experiences and most importantly your values to better gauge if you will fit in or not or if you can add value. Specifically relating to your second part of the question, yes they are starting to use online recruiters which has negatives and positives. If you do not have key words or phrases then you may not show up, even if you are qualified. Also, if you do not have specific skills listed you may not show up. The more full your LinkedIn page is, the better. Just make sure to keep it professional and if you do list hobbies or experiences slightly less professional, state why it's unique or what is relevant or what you learned or are learning. Make sure to add at least one group project and explain very well what your team did together and what you helped with most or what you brought to the table which was different and needed. Hope that helps.
In terms of a "job recruiting you from LinkedIn", I'd say a company going directly to LinkedIn themselves and contacting candidates directly is fairly rare.
There a a few different ways LinkedIn is used more commonly though: -
1. The LinkedIn job board search - this works like many job board sites - companies post vacancies on the job board, and jobseekers can search them and apply - sometimes direct applications from LinkedIn, but often directing to an external site to fill in an application.
2. Recruitment companies and "headhunters" - many companies use recruitment consulting firms to find suitable candidates for roles, particularly if they're looking for niche or in-demand skills. Many of these specialist recruiters do specifically search out candidates with the right skills or knowledge via searching LinkedIn. They'll then connect you with the company that are actually the ones hiring.If you've got niche skills, this can be a really important source of job offers - I've personally had many recruiter contacts via LinkedIn, one of which lead to an offer I did take up - so worth keeping your profile up-to-date. Still, this is only a secondary route which might help out, and shouldn't be relied upon - the key to getting hired still usually boils down to a numbers game of making many applications.
3. As part of an employers interview strategy and due-diligence / background checks - this is the flip-side - some employers will use LinkedIn (and other social media) to corroborate information from your CV/Resume, look for hiring "red flags", or learn more about you to ask at interview (I'm fairly sure one of my interviewers in the past asked about something I didn't have on my CV but was on LinkedIn). While having LinkedIn can help you find job offers, if you put the wrong things on there it could also lose you an offer too - so I'd recommend keeping anything you put on your profile truthful and without embellishment, and to steer clear of posting things of a controversial or immature nature.
There are other hiring online platforms, eg there are other online specific on hiring on specific industries.
On the other hand, some companies may post the openings on their own website.
And, some companies may search talents via recruitment agents. Therefore, you can also find openings on recruitment agents websites as well.
Hope this helps! Good Luck!