LinkedIn is a wonderful tool that can help you grow a mutually-beneficial referral network or advance in your career as a team or business leader. The key is to use LinkedIn as more than an online resume.
Unpredictable job search lengths, uncertainty about what jobs are really out there but just not easily found online, and an utter lack of control during the job search process are all significant reasons to feel overwhelmed. Luckily, LinkedIn can help you find a job and land it quickly despite the obstacles ahead.
The most effective job search strategy is growing a referral network. Employers have discovered that referrals are cheaper to hire and stick around longer. That’s why so many recruiters and HR professionals use LinkedIn (Over 87% as of 2016 based on this Jobvite Survey). These are a few more reasons why using LinkedIn to apply for jobs beats online job boards.