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Guest blog by the LinkedIn Careers Team
LinkedIn Jobs: It’s Not What You Know, It’s Who You Know
Your soon-to-be awarded degree is likely a requirement for your dream job. But what is going to set you apart from everyone else who just graduated college with the same qualification? Your network!
Harness the power of your network, providing you an edge in your career search
Do I even have a network?
LinkedIn is helping soon-to-be grads from around the country tap into their professional community—whether they realize they have one already or not. LinkedIn has the power to uncover 1st and 2nd degree connections that will boost your chances of getting hired for highly sought-after jobs in a competitive market. We found that 70% of people were hired at a company where they had a connection.
One of the easiest ways for students to make connections is through the LinkedIn Alumni tool. It’s a simple way to explore and create alumni connections from your school. You can lean in on where they work now and in what cities. Simply search for your school and select “see alumni” to get started. You can access career paths for more than 23,000 colleges and universities worldwide.
Your First Job is a First Step!
Even if you land your dream job right out of college, the most successful professionals will warn you about complacency and how it may negatively affect your earning potential over time. Searching for jobs can seem like a daunting task, especially right after you’ve just landed one. It’s ideal to continue interviewing and keep an open mind for your next career move. LinkedIn has made it easier than ever to keep your options open even when you’re not actively seeking alternative employment. It’s called Open Candidates and it’s as easy as updating your LinkedIn career interest preferences. By flipping the switch, you privately signal to recruiters that you’re interested in new opportunities. You’ll be prompted to select relevant job titles (e.g. Regulatory specialist) as well as the industries (e.g. Finance jobs) you’re open to exploring opportunities within.
Create or update your LinkedIn profile today. There is no other place where you can access such a wide range of knowledge, skills and resources to help you reach your goals!
Guest blog by the LinkedIn Careers Team
Roadmap to Job Search Success with LinkedIn
LinkedIn helps job-seekers navigate successful paths to their dream jobs through exploration tools and mentorship.
Explore All Your Possibilities
A big challenge facing job seekers is knowing what types of jobs to search for — or even which ones exist. Enter LinkedIn’s new career exploration pages. Browse different careers within job functions (e.g. accounting jobs or education jobs), and from there research top cities, companies and see what opportunities are available.
Looking for engineering jobs? LinkedIn surfaces popular job titles and listings as well as top cities and companies within job functions.
There are twenty-five job functions waiting for you to explore, making it easy to research the industry you want to break into. Plus, you can simply toggle to Jobs, Companies, and Salaries, so you can be fully equipped to figure out your next steps.
Narrow your search for legal jobs to a specific title and research available opportunities.
But finding the perfect job is just one part of the equation. Breaking into an industry can be intimidating, especially if you aren’t quite sure where to begin. One of the best ways to start creating your roadmap to success is learning from those who have been already been in your shoes.
Get Career Advice from Industry Professionals
Mentorship is key to developing and sustaining a satisfying career and improving your professional life. However, knowing where to start is the tricky part. That’s why LinkedIn launched Career Advice, a new feature connecting members across the LinkedIn network with one another for lightweight mentorship opportunities. Whether you need advice on your career path, best practices for a project you’re working on, or even switching to a new industry, Career Advice can help you find and connect with the right person.
- More than 80% of professionals on LinkedIn have stated they either want to have a mentor or be one to others.
- Over 50% of those surveyed don’t know where to begin, and more than one-third have a hard time finding the right mentor.
With more than 530 million professionals in the LinkedIn community, there is no other place where you can access such a wide range of knowledge, skills, and resources to help you reach your goals.
Getting started is easy! Just go to the dashboard on your LinkedIn Profile and find the Career Advice hub. From there, enter your preferences for the type of advice you’re looking to receive, and LinkedIn’s matching algorithm will recommend members based on your network connection preferences, mutual interests, and your specified industry. You’ll be alerted whenever you are matched so you can send a message and start the conversation.
Finding (and landing) your dream job has never been easier!
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