If You’re Not on LinkedIn, You Must Be Retired

I want to share an amazing statistic with you: 87% of all recruiters use LinkedIn on a daily basis to find and screen candidates.

What does this mean for you? It means you absolutely need a killer LinkedIn profile to maintain your credibility as a working professional.

LinkedIn is the go-to networking tool for recruitment and hiring. If you’re not well-branded on this platform:

  • recruiters won’t know you exist
  • employers will assume you haven’t kept up with the times
  • your peers will conclude that you’ve retired

In Lesson 2 of How to Wow and Woo Employers Online, we take a deep dive into LinkedIn as a tool for branding, networking, and job search.  You’ll learn why LinkedIn is an invaluable tool for finding new jobs and developing your career.

Why smart job hunters are on LinkedIn

I use LinkedIn every day. Seriously.

I use it to stay in touch with professional connections, find business leads, and research organizations. After meeting someone at a networking event, I always connect with them on LinkedIn so we can stay in contact.

LinkedIn has basically become my professional Rolodex. (Remember Rolodexes?)

As I search through LinkedIn, I’m always shocked when I come across a profile that looks like this:

John Doe's LinkedIn Profile

Don’t be like “John.”

John’s profile tells me nothing about who he is, what he does well, or how he can help solve an employer’s problems. As a result, he’s missing a golden opportunity to market himself and build powerful professional connections.

Smart job hunters use LinkedIn to tell a compelling professional story, document accomplishments, and show what they can do for others. This is how you build a LinkedIn presence that is irresistible to recruiters and hiring managers.

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In Lesson #2 of How to Wow and Woo Employers Online, I’ll show you everything you need to to make the most of LinkedIn as a free resource. You’ll learn:

  • Why you need to be active on LinkedIn–whether you’re looking for a job or you are an established professional
  • How to build a killer LinkedIn profile that gets noticed and reinforces your standing as a professional
  • Best practices for reaching out to other professionals on LinkedIn
  • How to build your brand using tools on LinkedIn

Plus, my team and I are always monitoring the course and are available to answer any LinkedIn or job search questions you may have!

I hope you check it out!