Most successful job seekers on LinkedIn aren’t just searching, viewing, and applying for jobs on LinkedIn, they’re doing something more. LinkedIn recently released a report about smart job seeking based on analysis of over 4,000 “super job seekers” (members who looked at a job at a particular company and then joined that company within three months).
The infographic report, “7 Smart Habits of Successful Job Seekers” is on the LinkedIn Blog.
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7 Smart Habits of Successful Job Seekers
We studied job seekers who successfully found a job within 3 months. Here’s a sneak peek at how they used LinkedIn, and how you can too:
Add new skills to your profile – Add relevant skills to your profile so recruiters looking for candidates with you background can find you. (91% listed 5 or more skills)
Follow companies you’re interested in – Stay up-to-date with the latest news, be well informed in conversations and interview, and learn about new job opportunities (91% used LinkedIn Company Pages for research)
Add a professional profile photo – Doing so puts a face to a name and helps project a friendly and approachable image (89% had a profile photo)
Keep adding new connections – Grow your network to be more visible, get your foot in the door at new companies, and expose yourself to new job opportunities (87% added 10 or more connections)
Join LinkedIn Groups for your industry – Network, ask questions, and look out for job openings posted by fellow group members (82% participated in LinkedIn Groups)
Get endorsed for your skills – This helps you show, and not just tell employers, that you have what it takes to get the job done (81% had 10 or more endorsements)
Broaden your professional horizons – Take 10 minutes each day to read the hottest news in your industry, and insights from thought leaders. LinkedIn Pulse delivers relevant articles directly to your newsfeed (81% were engaged with content on LinkedIn)