Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Why LinkedIn has become al networking tool for businesses and potential employees

Why has LinkedIn become such an instrumental networking tool for businesses and potential employees?

Employers are using social networks to find potential employees because that’s where they spend the majority of their time. With the outstanding number of people interacting on social media websites every day, employers are searching for potential employees in the all the right places. LinkedIn has become is a professional networking site that helps individuals connect and stay in contact with employers and coworkers no matter if they move or make changes in their career. It was launched on May 5, 2003 and has more than 200 million users in over 200 countries. LinkedIn is now being used as an effective source to assess potential employee’s professionalism, personality, level of intelligence, or, in many cases, lack thereof.

A huge advantage of LinkedIn is that employers can view the professionals with which the candidate currently connects. Most recently, business connections seem to provide a much higher chance to be considered for employment. More frequently in the business world, it’s not what you know, but who you know. Most employers will only take an applicant seriously if they provide a complete profile and display extensive involvement, community, and education accomplishments.

If you are looking to pursue a career and connect with people of the same occupation, LinkedIn is a tremendous start. Large company recruiters’ opinions on how LinkedIn has expanded networking and job searching.
(Based on this article.)

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