Do people really find a job through an effective LinkedIn profile?

Updated on : January 20, 2022 by Bryant Ramos



Do people really find a job through an effective LinkedIn profile?

Hello Supriya Singh,

Thank you for requesting my response to this.

I think definitely yes. In fact, you don't need to find a job, employers will find you if you have the best LinkedIn profile that can attract someone to hire you right away.

LinkedIn is a professional social network that can be the best way to attract new people around you within your industry and also out of it.

If you want to know how to get a star face on LinkedIn, you can check out my previous answer on Quora here: Amit Ghodasara's answer to How can I get someone to notice my LinkedIn profile?

Hope this answer helps you. Your only vote in favor may encourage me to write more :)

Thanks!!

1. Headline: The LinkedIn headline is one that comes along with your profile and is very important. In general, the holder will bear his name and title. This data is important as recruiters look at this and decide whether to read your profile or not. Your headline should have a few words that inform the recruiter about your related industry.

2. Integrity: Recruiters look for a complete profile, when your profile is complete you place yourself in the first position. Once the recruiter has chosen you and has decided to review your details, the recruiter would like to know what you are looking for.

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1. Headline: The LinkedIn headline is one that comes along with your profile and is very important. In general, the holder will bear his name and title. This data is important as recruiters look at this and decide whether to read your profile or not. Your headline should have a few words that inform the recruiter about your related industry.

2. Integrity: Recruiters look for a complete profile, when your profile is complete you place yourself in the first position. Once the recruiter has chosen you and decided to go over your details, the recruiter would like to know what you did, where you worked, and what people think of you, so make sure you don't skip or go around these things. The integrity of your profile is measured and LinkedIn will offer suggestions.

3. Summary: The LinkedIn profile summary is the one that is similar to your resume summary and therefore it is recommended that the candidate let readers know what should be included in the summary. The basic skills, achievements and specialty of the candidates will be listed in the summary. The candidate is also more likely to appear in the recruiter's search result when job-related keywords and phrases are used on the LinkedIn profile.

4. Image: The main goal of LinkedIn development is to foster conversation and engagement. When the profile has a name and a picture, it seems pretty good to connect. A clear, professional, and friendly image is something recruiters look for. A professional image is something that recruiters would see and judge the candidate for.

5. Experience and skills: Recruiters would like to know how you can get the job done and what your level of competence is. In the experience and skills section, please mention how you have used your skills and accomplishments to date. Candidates must ensure that they present quantifiable and qualified results. Recruiters search for candidates based on their skills, so be sure to include the key skills in this section and get certified.

6. Networking: recruiters look for connections that have quality and relevance. Contacts must be industry related. When you have 50 connections or less, it clearly tells the recruiter that you are paranoid, a recluse with very few connections and that social media and technology scare you. Have relevant contacts within your industry and try to join groups and communities. The candidate should try to participate in the discussions, seek the help of connections and comment on the articles. Candidates can also send a direct invitation to connect.

7. Recommendations: When talking about recommendations, it is like a preflight check of the references. Recruiters would like to see if there are other professionals in the industry who vouch for their ability, skill, and experience. The best recommendations may be your superior colleagues, supervisors, and clients. You can ask your contacts to write a recommendation on your LinkedIn profile. Another aspect to remember is that when you write a perfect recommendation, surely others will write for you.

When I started looking for work about 6 months ago, I realized that I had not been looking for work in 13 years.

My entire career had been developed through networking, the old school "I know this guy" kind of thing.

Since my days in England in 2006, where I worked menial jobs in the * ehem * pleasant environment of Middlesbrough, I found all my jobs through abstentions or friends.

"But again friend, why the hell did you come to Middlesbrough?"

I had a LinkedIn profile but it wasn't really up to date. I asked Google how to set it up to beat "the noise". I read a couple of blog posts that I found quite insig

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When I started looking for work about 6 months ago, I realized that I had not been looking for work in 13 years.

My entire career had been developed through networking, the old school "I know this guy" kind of thing.

Since my days in England in 2006, where I worked menial jobs in the * ehem * pleasant environment of Middlesbrough, I found all my jobs through abstentions or friends.

"But again friend, why the hell did you come to Middlesbrough?"

I had a LinkedIn profile but it wasn't really up to date. I asked Google how to set it up to beat "the noise". I read a couple of blog posts that I found quite revealing and with that knowledge I went to work on my rebrand.

Serial entrepreneur | CEO of V&X Partners | Advisor in 47 tips | NYT Bestseller Author | 12-time Kona Ironman winner | Father of 3. My mother is my hero, she inspired me to make the world a better place "

The results were amazing, all the recruiters started contacting me. I was surprised to see that I was getting messages from a couple of recruiter posts a week on LinkedIn, I'm the hottest thing on the market right?

Up to that point, the times I had sent CVs to a company, I had never received a single reply.

-Of course, please, leave your CV right here! We will contact you very soon.

Let alone be proactively contacted by them, that was crazy, what have I been doing without a LinkedIn profile all this time? Curse! LinkedIn even contacted me to go work for them in Dublin at their European headquarters! Xavi, can you believe it? From shit from Figueres to Dublin, you're a star!

-Come for Xavi, just like Barcelona but with better salaries!

LinkedIn is really helpful in job search terms because it puts the candidate center stage. It has changed the game substantially compared to other sites. Being a social network, its aim is to make a much better version of a CV, a dynamic CV that is not difficult to read and that all interested parties can search for.

I know, it depends on the industry.

My wife, who is an architect, hasn't even bothered to learn the name, Lingewhat ?? Xavi, be careful with these shady sites that you use ...

but anyway, soon everyone will be there.

CEO in the Vatican | International Speaker | I am also a banker

What happens is that on LinkedIn you have people actively searching for you (or the keywords you appear for), while the other sites depend on you submitting your CV over and over again.

Your market is a well-oiled machine, it serves both the job seeker and the recruiter. The other sites may have a deeper job board (Infojobs), or better search (Indeed) or niche offerings (angel.co), but LinkedIn has it all in increasing numbers (Network effect, anyone?).

I promise, this is not an ad disguised as content. I know LinkedIn has its problems, but do we have to start with your competitors' problems?

To this day, it is not even a competition. It is very useful and will be for the moment.

Not even Microsoft will screw it up.

-Hehe good Xavi, but nobody told you that now we are fine ...

I find LinkedIn extremely helpful. This is how I use it:

I keep my resume updated by thinking more about what I am doing and what I would like to do next, rather than just what I have done.

This is how you can find me what I am looking for.

I ask people with whom I have worked to “endorse” me, or to write recommendations for them to read about me, but also from people with whom I have had interactions.

I connect with people I know personally or professionally: friends, people I went to college with, people I worked with or work with, anyone I have had a good experience with.

(I don't connect with people

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I find LinkedIn extremely helpful. This is how I use it:

I keep my resume updated by thinking more about what I am doing and what I would like to do next, rather than just what I have done.

This is how you can find me what I am looking for.

I ask people with whom I have worked to “endorse” me, or to write recommendations for them to read about me, but also from people with whom I have had interactions.

I connect with people I know personally or professionally: friends, people I went to college with, people I worked with or work with, anyone I have had a good experience with.

(I don't connect with people I've never met, as this would make using LinkedIn impossible, so I'm sorry if you try to connect with me and I don't accept your connection. Instead, if you want to read my updates, you can follow me.)

If I want to learn more about someone, someone I met at an event, someone I am working with on a project, someone I would like to hire or will work with, I can see their resume, but I can also see how we are doing. connected. If we have people in common, I can approach and ask for references or opinions.

I can reach people who are more open to responding because they have full context of who I am, who we have in common, and how we met. In this way, I can approach someone I know only in a peripheral way and ask them to connect with someone I don't know, but who they know.

I can create groups or join groups that I think are relevant to the industry I'm in, and I can tailor my feed by making decisions about what I want to watch and who I want to follow. (For example, I can follow people or companies that interest me).

LinkedIn is a fundamental tool to find a job, to hire, to show yourself as an individual or as a company or to know more about others.

Yes, absolutely ... however, there "may" be some variability in ROI depending on what industry you are in.

For example, looking at recent data on profiles by industry here: Quick overview: What industries are on LinkedIn? April 2014 and by sorting by% you can see which industries really dominate LinkedIn (see bottom of this post)

I have been going to various job boards as I am currently looking to get back into a product management / marketing role (here is my LinkedIn profile http://bit.ly/lewisfarrellprofile)
and I would say 1/3 - 1/2 of job posting sites explicitly request

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Yes, absolutely ... however, there "may" be some variability in ROI depending on what industry you are in.

For example, looking at recent data on profiles by industry here: Quick overview: What industries are on LinkedIn? April 2014 and by sorting by% you can see which industries really dominate LinkedIn (see bottom of this post)

I have been going to various job boards as I am currently looking to return to a product management / marketing role (here is my LinkedIn profile http://bit.ly/lewisfarrellprofile)
and I would say 1/3 - 1/2 of job posting sites explicitly request your LinkedIn profile link. So not having one could send a signal that you are not up to date with current technology, etc.

But there are many other benefits to LinkedIn besides being speed dating for professionals! For example, the ability to stay connected with previous contacts even if they move around the industry, the great "Industry Insights" posted, you can show projects or post work that you consider valuable and get feedback, build a network of people from like-minded, etc.

So in my opinion, the value of LinkedIn is so high that it is certainly worth the effort.
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Linkedin is real people who fail the Turing test.

(No, I'll never stop making that joke.)

It's a continuous circle tug in which everyone and their dog are wildly unprofessional for a "professional" network or applaud themselves for being capable of even the slightest bit of empathy.

Or not. I suspect that some users are genuinely lizard people because of how deaf and narcissistic they are.

it's okay. Take hot. It's OK to be that in private. I mean, I won't be your friend if you're like this, BUT at least you know when it's okay or not. Knowing when it's appropriate or not is just basic etiquette. I

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Linkedin is real people who fail the Turing test.

(No, I'll never stop making that joke.)

It's a continuous circle tug in which everyone and their dog are wildly unprofessional for a "professional" network or applaud themselves for being capable of even the slightest bit of empathy.

Or not. I suspect that some users are genuinely lizard people because of how deaf and narcissistic they are.

it's okay. Take hot. It's OK to be that in private. I mean, I won't be your friend if you're like this, BUT at least you know when it's okay or not. Knowing when it's appropriate or not is just basic etiquette. I wouldn't start manipulating my shorts in public every time I get an erection, I would hide it until it passes. Same logic.

That's when you start wondering how these non-ironic sociopathic jerks earn 22.5 times more than you, even after their alimony payments. Cough-probably-nepotism-cough.

Happy for her, but Linkedin is not Facebook. Facebook is Facebook. You put updates from Alcoholics Anonymous on Facebook.

Seriously, what the fuck.

They are a satire, but honestly, they are not too far ...

I'm only half joking when I say that Linkedin is 86% of the reason I defend communism. Linkedin is Facebook on steroids with job postings, except you should probably apply directly to companies on their sites to save time anyway, so even there it's not that essential. I understand that for some people it helps in some of the more "connection" based sectors, but for me? No dice.

LinkedIn messages got me a job offer.

This is how I went down.

I was scrolling for work coincidences. Suddenly one caught my eye. The job description sounded great. It could help make the company a great place to work ... one of my favorite things to do. It was also my chance to get back to aviation, one of my favorite industries.

There was only one problem ...

I arrived too late. The job was done.

Well that sucks.

I kept scrolling. An annoying voice in my head begged me to reconsider.

Ah, what the heck. I'll try. What do I have to lose?

I connected to LinkedIn. There was a trial offer for

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LinkedIn messages got me a job offer.

This is how I went down.

I was scrolling for work coincidences. Suddenly one caught my eye. The job description sounded great. It could help make the company a great place to work ... one of my favorite things to do. It was also my chance to get back to aviation, one of my favorite industries.

There was only one problem ...

I arrived too late. The job was done.

Well that sucks.

I kept scrolling. An annoying voice in my head begged me to reconsider.

Ah, what the heck. I'll try. What do I have to lose?

I connected to LinkedIn. There was a trial offer for a 1 month LinkedIn Premium upgrade. I signed up. Now he could send direct messages to almost anyone.

It didn't take long to find the recruiter for the company.

So I wrote:


Hi jake

Is there a way to apply for a closed position? Work is a Consultant role with your Organizational Development team. I have aviation experience and my skills match the job description. I know that interviews are probably taking place right now and I was hoping there was a way to apply at the last minute. Thank you for being available on LinkedIn to be able to contact you. I do not want to miss this opportunity, so I communicate directly.

Sincerely,

Mate


What happened next was great.

Jake answered me. It reopened the job for fifteen minutes so that I could apply online. Five interviews later, they sent me an offer.

Although I didn't end up taking the job, it was mine if I wanted it.

Here's the thing:

Hiring is a bummer.

I have yet to meet a hiring manager who enjoys looking for new hires. Managers have things to do. Going through loads of resumes and talking to a group of nervous strangers is as much fun as a vegetarian barbecue.

As you can imagine, finding someone who is qualified, polite, and excited enough to write a personal message is a recruiters dream.

Why? Because you've done all the work for them.

Here's how a direct message can work for you too.

  • Make sure your profile is up to date
  • Order what you want in advance
  • Your skill set should match the job
  • Give a brief description of your qualifications
  • Show your appreciation in advance
  • Being excited about work

Direct messaging on LinkedIn is one of those job search unicorns that only has perks. Take advantage of that.

What have you got to lose?

Nothing, that's it.

I'd say do it.

The number associated with LinkedIn profile views is pretty accurate.

Based on a little test that I have found:

  • It does not include multiple views from a specific LinkedIn member.
  • It does not include multiple views from unique LinkedIn members who belong to the same industry / company and are hiding behind the industry or company.

Despite these small potential variations, the number and viewers displayed are fairly accurate.

Instead of focusing on the #, I encourage my students to pay attention to the people who see their LinkedIn profile. One of these people may be the only person you've been looking for or a pot.

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The number associated with LinkedIn profile views is pretty accurate.

Based on a little test that I have found:

  • It does not include multiple views from a specific LinkedIn member.
  • It does not include multiple views from unique LinkedIn members who belong to the same industry / company and are hiding behind the industry or company.

Despite these small potential variations, the number and viewers displayed are fairly accurate.

Instead of focusing on the #, I encourage my students to pay attention to the people who see their LinkedIn profile. One of these people may be the only person you've been looking for or a potential customer.

Visit my Quora profile to find out more about me.

Thanks for the A2A

Teddy Burriss
Coach and LinkedIn Trainer

See, LinkedIn is a social platform that provides you with a function to search for your jobs of interest and request it.

There are also many other ways to get a job. But having your LinkedIn profile is one way to connect with employers and get a job.

You are also free to choose other platforms, nowadays Facebook also offers a function to apply for jobs. Not so, Google Pay (an online payment application) also offers this feature to search for work.

Google Pay for Jobs:

Facebook for jobs:

There are no restrictions that you should work on this platform and avoid that platform. You are op

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See, LinkedIn is a social platform that provides you with a function to search for your jobs of interest and request it.

There are also many other ways to get a job. But having your LinkedIn profile is one way to connect with employers and get a job.

You are also free to choose other platforms, nowadays Facebook also offers a function to apply for jobs. Not so, Google Pay (an online payment application) also offers this feature to search for work.

Google Pay for Jobs:

Facebook for jobs:

There are no restrictions that you should work on this platform and avoid that platform. You are open to opting for any platform. Because your ultimate goal is to get a better job. So, don't compromise because nothing is perfect in this and no one can promise you 💯%.

In my experience, LinkedIn has maintained a form of professionalism. So people look ahead and choose to give themselves a chance.

I hope you have your answers.

Thank you for reading.

Hey :)

Go to your profile and click on "settings and privacy". Then click on "privacy" on the top bar. Scroll down to "how others see your LinkedIn activity" and then "profile view options." You can then switch to private mode, so when you look at someone's profile, they won't know that it's you who's been looking at.

I hope this helps!

Here are some tips that I recommend to all my clients:

  1. Know who you are writing your LinkedIn profile for.
  2. Tell your target audience what you do and / or can do in ways relevant to your career or business goals.
  3. Use relevant keywords and phrases that your target audience uses regarding who you are and / or want to be.
  4. Use all relevant areas of LinkedIn to share information relevant to your goals.
  5. Decrease the addition of content, stories from previous experiences, that are not relevant to who you are and what you do today or want to do.
  6. Check your grammar and spelling
  7. Don't tell viewers that you are looking for a new opportunity. They c
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Here are some tips that I recommend to all my clients:

  1. Know who you are writing your LinkedIn profile for.
  2. Tell your target audience what you do and / or can do in ways relevant to your career or business goals.
  3. Use relevant keywords and phrases that your target audience uses regarding who you are and / or want to be.
  4. Use all relevant areas of LinkedIn to share information relevant to your goals.
  5. Decrease the addition of content, stories from previous experiences, that are not relevant to who you are and what you do today or want to do.
  6. Check your grammar and spelling
  7. Don't tell viewers that you are looking for a new opportunity. You can see that if you marked your last position as finished.

These are just a few of the ideas to consider when creating your professional profile on LinkedIn.

I love these questions because they are helpful to others as well.

Visit my Quora profile to find out more about me.

Thanks for the A2A

Teddy bear

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