LinkedInsider Top Hits: Job Searching & RecruitingSep 26, 2023
Finding the right job or the right candidate can feel like a real test of patience. According to the latest research, it takes most companies more than 40 days to fill an open position. That’s a long time to wait—whether you need a job or you’re managing an understaffed team.
Luckily, you don’t have to stand by idly. LinkedIn can be a great place to focus your efforts and speed up your job search or recruiting process. No matter which side of the table you’re on, hang in there! The perfect fit will come along soon. In the meantime, check out these job searching and recruiting top hits from the LinkedInsider archives.
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If you’ve ever gotten into a recruiting rut—when you feel like all you’re getting closed doors or crickets—this article is for you. In it, I’ll teach you a few tactics to change up your approach and get unstuck. Take a few minutes to read through the article and check to make sure you’re asking the right questions.
Are you still operating with an analog mindset in a digital space? Make your LinkedIn profile work overtime for you by taking advantage of your Featured section. If you’re looking for your next gig or trying to fill a role, this is a must-read article! Do not skip this super simple step in your LinkedIn profile that can turn up the volume of your search.
I hear it all the time—fear that a nontraditional career path will be a turnoff to employers. It is true that when your professional story has murky gaps in it, recruiters will fill them in—and not always in your favor. That’s why it’s so important to be the author of your own professional story. LinkedIn’s career breaks feature is an excellent way to showcase all you bring to the table. Learn more in this article.
Have you ever noticed how expensive hiring can be? Job posts and recruitment platforms can be pricey—let alone the onboarding cost once you finally find the right fit. If you know how LinkedIn can help reduce the financial cost of hiring. Find out how to make your budget stretch further in this article.
There’s maybe nothing more frustrating than sending a follow-up message after an interview and getting silence in return. Whether you’re figuratively pacing around in job search purgatory or just trying to find a candidate who responds to you, this article can help. I’ll teach you my tried and true “nurture” approach to stay top of mind. (Bonus: this technique works for anyone you want to reach on LinkedIn—including prospects!)
If you’re applying for jobs without giving your LinkedIn profile even a second look, what are you even doing? Updating your profile might be one of the single most important things you can do in your job search. If you’re a recruiter, don’t think you’re off the hook either. Just like candidates will be doing research on your company, they’ll also be doing research on you. Don’t forget that your profile is an extension of your company’s brand. What does it say? Learn how to put your best foot forward in this LinkedInsider top hit.
May you meet success in your job search or candidate search. Keep your head up and remember, these things take time. When you’re utilizing all the tools at your disposal, including LinkedIn, the right one may be closer than you think.
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